- Publisher: Little Brown and Company; Int edition (February 11, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0316277444
- ISBN-13: 978-0316277440
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.5 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 340 customer reviews
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Operation Paperclip: The Secret Intelligence Program to Bring Nazi Scientists to America Paperback – International Edition, February 11, 2014
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*Starred Review* By the end of 1945, the alliance of the Western powers with the Soviet Union had frayed, and the basic outlines of what would become the Cold War had taken shape. At the same time, military, scientific, and political leaders in the U.S. had become acutely aware of the value of German scientists responsible for great advances in rocketry and biological research under the Nazis. So, in August 1945, President Truman authorized the Joint Intelligence Objectives Agency (JIOA), a division of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), to aggressively “recruit” German scientists to come to the U.S. and to work for various government-affiliated programs. Truman had stipulated that members of the Nazi Party were not to be included. As Jacobsen, an investigative journalist, illustrates, the JIOA adroitly sidestepped Truman’s directive through an intense program of fraud and deception. Documents were forged or altered, wartime activities were covered up, and, in some cases, entirely new identities were created, all in the service of our national interest. Some of these men were only marginal Nazis, but some were fervent “true believers” directly responsible for war crimes. This is an engrossing and deeply disturbing exposé that poses ultimate questions of means versus ends. --Jay Freeman --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
<strong>One of <em>The Boston Globe's </em>Best Books of 2014</strong></br></br> <strong>One of iBooks' Top Ten Nonfiction Books of the Year</strong></br></br> "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, <em>USA Today </em>(4 stars) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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