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The Resource Operation Paperclip : the secret intelligence program to bring Nazi scientists to America, Annie Jacobsen

Operation Paperclip : the secret intelligence program to bring Nazi scientists to America, Annie Jacobsen

Label
Operation Paperclip : the secret intelligence program to bring Nazi scientists to America
Title
Operation Paperclip
Title remainder
the secret intelligence program to bring Nazi scientists to America
Statement of responsibility
Annie Jacobsen
Title variation
Secret intelligence program to bring Nazi scientists to America
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the chaos following World War II, the U.S. government faced many difficult decisions, including what to do with the Third Reich's scientific minds. These were the brains behind the Nazis' once-indomitable war machine. So began Operation Paperclip, a decades-long covert project to bring Hitler's scientists and their families to the United States. Many of these men were accused of war crimes, and others had stood trial at Nuremberg; one was convicted of mass murder and slavery. They were also directly responsible for major advances in rocketry, medical treatments, and the U.S. space program. Was Operation Paperclip a moral outrage, or did it help America win the Cold War? Drawing on exclusive interviews with dozens of Paperclip family members, colleagues, and interrogators, and with access to German archival documents (including previously unseen papers made available by direct descendants of the Third Reich's ranking members), files obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, and dossiers discovered in government archives and at Harvard University, Annie Jacobsen follows more than a dozen German scientists through their postwar lives and into a startling, complex, nefarious, and jealously guarded government secret of the twentieth century
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jacobsen, Annie
Dewey number
940.54/867308850943
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D810.S2
LC item number
J33 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Brain drain
  • Scientists
  • Scientists
  • Physicians
  • Nazis
  • War criminals
  • Intelligence service
  • Military research
  • German Americans
  • Tyskland
  • Förenta staterna
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • Brain drain
  • German Americans
  • Intelligence service
  • Military research
  • Nazis
  • Physicians
  • Scientists
  • Technology
  • War criminals
  • Germany
  • United States
  • Andra världskriget 1939-1945
  • Brain drain
  • Vetenskapsmän
  • Försvarsforskning
  • USA
  • Geheimdienst
  • Rekrutierung
  • Deutsche
  • Nationalsozialist
  • Wissenschaftler
  • Operation Paperclip
Label
Operation Paperclip : the secret intelligence program to bring Nazi scientists to America, Annie Jacobsen
Link
http://d-nb.info/1128436558/04
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 537-560) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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?
Control code
ocn827257574
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 575 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780316221047
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013028255
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
unspecified
System control number
(OCoLC)827257574
Label
Operation Paperclip : the secret intelligence program to bring Nazi scientists to America, Annie Jacobsen
Link
http://d-nb.info/1128436558/04
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 537-560) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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?
Control code
ocn827257574
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 575 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780316221047
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013028255
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
unspecified
System control number
(OCoLC)827257574

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