- Audio CD
- Verlag: Blackstone Audio Books; Auflage: Library. (11. Februar 2014)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 1478981903
- ISBN-13: 978-1478981909
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 15,5 x 5,3 x 17,5 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 4 Kundenrezensionen
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 2.784.137 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
Operation Paperclip: The Secret Intelligence Program to Bring Nazi Scientists to America (Englisch) Audio-CD – Audiobook, 11. Februar 2014
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One of The Boston Globe's Best Books of 2014
One of iBooks' Top Ten Nonfiction Books of the Year
"Important, superbly written.... Jacobsen's book allows us to explore these questions with the ultimate tool: hard evidence. She confronts us with the full extent of Paperclip's deal with the devil, and it's difficult to look away."―Matt Damsker, USA Today (4 stars)
"With Annie Jacobsen's OPERATION PAPERCLIP for the first time the enormity of the effort has been laid bare. The result is a book that is at once chilling and riveting, and one that raises substantial and difficult questions about national honor and security...This book is a remarkable achievement of investigative reporting and historical writing."―Boston Globe
"As comprehensive as it is critical, this latest expose from Jacobsen is perhaps her most important work to date.... Jacobsen persuasively shows that it in fact happened and aptly frames the dilemma.... Rife with hypocrisy, lies, and deceit, Jacobsen's story explores a conveniently overlooked bit of history." -- Publishers Weekly (starred)
"The most in depth account yet of the lives of Paperclip recruits and their American counterparts.... Jacobsen deftly untangles the myriad German and American agencies and personnel involved...more gripping and skillfully rendered are the stories of American and British officials who scoured defeated Germany for Nazi scientists and their research."―New York Times Book Review
"Chilling, compelling, and comprehensive accounting.... Jacobsen's impressive book plumbs the dark depths of this postwar recruiting and shows the historical truths behind the space race and postwar US dominance. Highly recommended for readers in World War II history, espionage, government cover-ups, or the Cold War." -- Library Journal (starred)
"Darkly picaresque.... Jacobsen persuasively argues that the mindset of the former Nazi scientists who ended up working for the American government may have exacerbated Cold War paranoia."―New Yorker
"An engrossing and deeply disturbing exposé that poses ultimate questions of means versus ends." -- Booklist (starred)
"Annie Jacobsen's Operation Paperclip is a superb investigation, showing how the U.S. government recruited the Nazis' best scientists to work for Uncle Sam on a stunning scale. Sobering and brilliantly researched." -- Alex Kershaw, author of The Liberator
"Throughout, the author delivers harrowing passages of immorality, duplicity and deception, as well as some decency and lots of high drama. How Dr. Strangelove came to America and thrived, told in graphic detail." -- Kirkus Reviews
"[A] gripping, always disquieting story of a nation forced to trade principle for power.... Jacobsen gives us many vivid moments.... OPERATION PAPERCLIP takes its place in the annals of Cold War literature, one more proof that moral purity and great power can seldom coexist."―Chris Tucker, The Dallas Morning News
"Jacobsen uses newly released documents, court transcripts, and family-held archives to give the fullest accounting yet of this endeavor." -- The New York Post
"Doggedly researched." -- Parade
"A compelling work with interesting historical and personal revelations."―Jay Watkins, CIA's Intelligence in Public Literature -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine andere Ausgabe: Gebundene Ausgabe.
The explosive, dark secrets behind America's post-WWII science programs from the author of the New York Times bestseller AREA 51. -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine andere Ausgabe: Gebundene Ausgabe.Alle Produktbeschreibungen
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You can tell, though, that the book is written by a journalist, not a historian. Firstly, it
is more a collection of anecdotes about individuals than a comprehensive account. I
would have liked to get the global picture as well. A table with how many scientists of which
specialties going from which German institution to which US institution would be a starting
point, for example. Or maps?
Secondly: I am German and I have noticed many small errors when our side of the Atlantic Ocean
is described. To name but two out of many: (i) the university of Vienna is not the oldest in the German-speaking
world; Prague was earlier, and it was German-speaking at the time. This mistake seems to have been
faithfully copied from the English Wikipedia (the German Wikipedia is correct). (ii) The Raubkammer
site is not located 75 miles west of Hanover at Münster-Nord, but about 50 miles straight to the north
near Munster (no umlaut!) in a region called Lüneburger Heide. The author also failed to notice the continuity
of chemical weapons research at this site: In the immediate neighbourhood is the Gasplatz Breloh,
where much of the chemical-weapons testing of the first world war had been carried out.
Such inaccuracies may be unimportant and inconsequential for the thrust of the book. But the
number of them makes me wonder whether there are also more important errors in other
parts, which I am not able to check.
I hope this book opens the door to more in-depth historical research on the subject. The
issue deserves it!
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These Nazi scientists were responsible for the murder of millions of people, yet we ended up turning them into American heroes. One has a government building named after him, while others are honored with yearly awards given in their name.
A Nazi war criminal headed was the first director of Cape Canaveral, and many Nazi War Criminals made up the team making space exploration possible.
Most troubling is that many of these Nazi scientists were hired to continue the work they did for the Nazi's, and many human experiments were done on American's, with some American's losing their lives to these experiments.