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The Resource Our Germans : project paperclip and the national security state, Brian Crim, (electronic resource)

Our Germans : project paperclip and the national security state, Brian Crim, (electronic resource)

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Our Germans : project paperclip and the national security state
Title
Our Germans
Title remainder
project paperclip and the national security state
Statement of responsibility
Brian Crim
Title variation
Project Paperclip and the national security state
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Project Paperclip brought hundreds of German scientists and engineers, including aerospace engineer Wernher von Braun, to the United States in the first decade after World War II. More than the freighters full of equipment or the documents recovered from caves and hastily abandoned warehouses, the German brains who designed and built the V-2 rocket and other “wonder weapons” for the Third Reich proved invaluable to America’s emerging military-industrial complex. Whether they remained under military employment, transitioned to civilian agencies like NASA, or sought more lucrative careers with corporations flush with government contracts, German specialists recruited into the Paperclip program assumed enormously influential positions within the labyrinthine national security state. Drawing on recently declassified documents from intelligence agencies, the Department of Defense, the FBI, and the State Department, Brian Crim’s Our Germans examines the process of integrating German scientists into a national security state dominated by the armed services and defense industries. Crim explains how the Joint Intelligence Objectives Agency enticed targeted scientists, whitewashed the records of Nazis and war criminals, and deceived government agencies about the content of security investigations. Exploring the vicious bureaucratic rivalries that erupted over the wisdom, efficacy, and morality of pursuing Paperclip, Our Germans reveals how some Paperclip proponents and scientists influenced the perception of the rival Soviet threat by volunteering inflated estimates of Russian intentions and technical capabilities. As it describes the project’s embattled legacy, Our Germans reflects on the myriad ways that Paperclip has been remembered in culture and national memory. 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.--
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Crim, Brian E
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Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Brain drain
  • Scientists
  • Scientists
  • Nazis
  • War criminals
  • Intelligence service
  • Military research
  • German Americans
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Our Germans : project paperclip and the national security state, Brian Crim, (electronic resource)
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http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://muse.jhu.edu/book/57067
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
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rdacontent
Contents
Aristocracy of evil : the paperclippers and Nazi science -- Implements of progress : the military's case for Paperclip -- Conscientious objectors : the State Department and opposition to Project Paperclip -- Germans : German scientists, the Soviet Union, and the U.S. intelligence community -- Paperclip vindicated : German scientists and the maturation of the national security state -- Epilogue
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ybp15010229
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1 online resource
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online
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Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
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9781421424408
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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not applicable
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unknown
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remote
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(OCoLC)1013540785
Label
Our Germans : project paperclip and the national security state, Brian Crim, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://muse.jhu.edu/book/57067
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Aristocracy of evil : the paperclippers and Nazi science -- Implements of progress : the military's case for Paperclip -- Conscientious objectors : the State Department and opposition to Project Paperclip -- Germans : German scientists, the Soviet Union, and the U.S. intelligence community -- Paperclip vindicated : German scientists and the maturation of the national security state -- Epilogue
Control code
ybp15010229
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781421424408
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1013540785

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