Operation Paperclip

Author: Annie Jacobsen
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0316221058
Size: 21.46 MB
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The explosive story of America's secret post-WWII science programs, from the author of the New York Times bestseller Area 51 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. In this definitive, controversial look at one of America's most strategic, and disturbing, government programs, Jacobsen shows just how dark government can get in the name of national security.

The Realities Of Realities Part Ii Making Sense Of Why Modern Science Advances Volume 2

Author: Fritz Dufour, MBA, DESS
Publisher: Fritz Dufour
Size: 60.77 MB
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The difference between Part I and Part II – Volumes 1 & 2 – of this series, is that in Part I the author showed how what we call reality starts with the inner self whereas Part II describes what, in fact, impacts and modifies the environment or reality and what are the factors behind that dynamics. What impacts and modifies the environment is science. This Volume 2 starts by showing how technology plays an important role in scientific progress. Although the relationship between the two is symbiotic, science can exist without technology but technology desperately needs science. Military technology is an example of how technology can help science advance. Some military inventions end up having civilian use. Science being at the center of society, the book makes the case for the direct impact of such social sciences as politics and economics on the advancement of science. Politics, says the author, influences science because of uncertainty in science, and economics does it thanks to the availability of money to scholars and scientists for their research. On the other hand, government also influences scientific progress through regulations. The book gives cyberspace regulation as an example. Furthermore, by showing how art influences science, the author really argues for the polyfactorial aspect of scientific progress. In that line of thought, he goes on to also prove that factors such as skepticism, curiosity, and the quest for knowledge greatly influence the advancement of science. That, says the author, “is a ninety-degree turn … By ending Part two that way, I wanted to, somehow, link it to Part I, which argues that reality starts from within.”

Our Germans

Author: Brian E. Crim
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421424398
Size: 69.13 MB
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As this engaging book demonstrates, whether characterized as an expedient Cold War program born from military necessity or a dishonorable episode, the project ultimately reflects American ambivalence about the military-industrial complex and the viability of an "ends justifies the means" solution to external threats.

The Nazis Next Door

Author: Eric Lichtblau
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547669194
Size: 46.24 MB
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"The shocking story of how America became one of the world's safest postwar havens for Nazis. Until recently, historians believed America gave asylum only to key Nazi scientists after World War II, along with some less famous perpetrators who managed to sneak in and who eventually were exposed by Nazi hunters. But the truth is much worse, and has been covered up for decades: the CIA and FBI brought thousands of perpetrators to America as possible assets against their new Cold War enemies. When the Justice Department finally investigated and learned the truth, the results were classified and buried. Using the dramatic story of one former perpetrator who settled in New Jersey, conned the CIA into hiring him, and begged for the agency's support when his wartime identity emerged, Eric Lichtblau tells the full, shocking story of how America became a refuge for hundreds of postwar Nazis"--

The Hitler Legacy

Author: Peter Levenda
Publisher: Nicolas-Hays, Inc.
ISBN: 0892545917
Size: 70.38 MB
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More than thirty years after his first investigation of the Nazi underground Peter Levenda has returned again and again to his quest for the truth about the true character of the Nazi cult and the people and political movements it has influenced in the decades since the end of World War II. The wide sweep of this investigation moves from a Ku Klux Klan headquarters in Reading, Pennsylvania to the New York City office of the Palestine Liberation Organization; from the apartment of a notorious neo-Nazi leader to an Islamic boarding school—headquarters of the man who ordered the Bali Bombings. When Levenda uncovered the existence of a Nazi underworld in Asia, the nexus of religion, politics, terrorism and occult beliefs was revealed to be the real domain of the threat to global security. Meticulously researched—from both archival material and declassified intelligence agency files, to personal interviews and investigations undertaken in Asia, Europe and Latin America—The Hitler Legacy is the story of how the mistakes of the 20th century have come home to roost in the 21st. This book will challenge the conventional thinking about such subjects as the Muslim Brotherhood and Islamist terrorism and even about the alleged death of one of history's most infamous killers—Adolf Hitler.

Black Sun

Author: Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814732372
Size: 59.63 MB
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More than half a century after the defeat of Nazism and fascism, the far right is again challenging the liberal order of Western democracies. Radical movements are feeding on anxiety about economic globalization, affirmative action, and third-world immigration, flashpoint issues to many traditional groups in multicultural societies. A curious mixture of Aristocratic paganism, anti-Semitic demonology, Eastern philosophies and the occult is influencing populist antigovernment sentiment and helping to exploit the widespread fear that invisible elites are shaping world events. Black Sun examines the new neofascist ideology, showing how hate groups, militias and conspiracy cults attempt to gain influence. Based on interviews and extensive research into underground groups, Black Sun documents the new Nazi and fascist sects that have sprung up from the 1970s through the 1990s and examines the mentality and motivation of these far-right extremists. The result is a detailed, grounded portrait of the mythical and devotional aspects of Hitler cults among Aryan mystics, racist skinheads and Nazi satanists, Heavy Metal music fans, and in occult literature. Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke offers a unique perspective on far right neo-Nazism viewing it as a new form of Western religious heresy. He paints a frightening picture of a religion with its own relics, rituals, prophecies and an international sectarian following that could, under the proper conditions, gain political power and attempt to realize its dangerous millenarian fantasies.

Conspiracies And Secret Societies

Author: Brad Steiger
Publisher: Omnigraphics
Size: 23.36 MB
Format: PDF
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Provides information on a variety of individuals, organizations, and events that are shrouded in mystery.

Death By Fire

Author: Chris Davis
Publisher: BZ Books
ISBN: 9780964444478
Size: 12.94 MB
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Cyber-thriller based on what could be tomorrow's headlines! -- Could a computer virus start World War III? -- Stylish cyber-thriller which picks up where Tom Clancy, Robert Ludlum, Frederick Forsyth, and Michael Crichton leave off. -- Based on recently declassified Pentagon reports showing how a savvy terrorist could hack into the Pentagon's command and control system and crash our state-of-the-art military just as the U.S. comes under attack. A scary ride down the information superhighway. Telephone switching networks collapse; spy satellites go off-line, and parallel processors in nuclear subs go haywire while the authorities desperately search for one man whose mission is to begin World War III. Information from declassified reports from the Air Force, Navy, FBI, Brookings Institution, the Rand Corp., the Naval War College, and the Department of Defense were used to develop the book's plot. "The plot of this book is just crazy enough to compute!" -- Laura Hockaday Kansas City Star "The perfect 'cyber-thriller'". -- Charles Ferruzza The Sun Newspapers "...a Clancy-esque tour de force of what readers will demand in all future suspense novels...a must-read for those who enjoy a non-stop, full-tilt 'page turner.' I...eagerly await future efforts". -- Walt Brown, Author People v. Lee Harvey Oswald and JFK Assassination Quizbook