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Author Jacobsen, Annie.

Title Operation Paperclip : the secret intelligence program that brought Nazi scientists to America / Annie Jacobsen.

Publication Info. New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2014.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    940.5486 JAC    Available
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    940.54 JAC    Available
 PAS Hastings Branch Non-Fiction    940.54 JAC    DUE 06-01-20
 PAS Lamanda Park Branch Non-Fiction    940.54 JAC    Available
Edition First edition.
Description xii, 575 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 457-560) and index.
Contents The war and the weapons -- Destruction -- The hunters and the hunted -- Liberation -- The captured and their interrogators -- Harnessing the chariot of destruction -- Hitler's doctors -- Black, white and gray -- Hitler's chemists -- Hired or hanged -- The ticking clock -- Total war of apocalyptic proportions -- Science at any price -- Strange judgment -- Chemical menace -- Headless monster -- Hall of mirrors -- Downfall -- Truth serum -- In the dark shadows -- Limelight -- Legacy -- What lasts?.
Summary Details how the U.S. government embarked on a covert operation to recruit and employ Nazi scientists in the years following World War II in an effort to prevent their knowledge and expertise from falling into the hands of the Soviet Union.
Subject World War, 1939-1945 -- Technology.
Brain drain -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
Scientists -- Germany -- Recruiting -- History -- 20th century.
Scientists -- United States -- Recruiting -- History -- 20th century.
Physicians -- Germany -- Recruiting -- History -- 20th century.
Nazis -- History -- 20th century.
War criminals -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
Intelligence service -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Military research -- History -- 20th century.
German Americans -- History -- 20th century.
Added Title Operation Paper Clip : the secret intelligence program that brought Nazi scientists to America
ISBN 9780316221047 (hardback)
031622104X (hardback)

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