Best Annie Jacobsen books

Phenomena: The Secret History of the U.S. Government's Investigations into Extrasensory Perception and Psychokinesis

Annie Jacobsen

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The definitive history of the military's decades-long investigation into mental powers and phenomena, from the author of Pulitzer Prize finalist The Pentagon's Brain and international bestseller Area 51.

This is a book about a team of scientists and psychics with top secret clearances.

For more than forty years, the U.S. government has researched extrasensory perception, using it in attempts to locate hostages, fugitives, secret bases, and downed fighter jets, to divine other nations' secrets, and even to predict future threats to national security. The intelligence agencies and military services involved include CIA, DIA, NSA, DEA, the Navy, Air Force, and Army-and even the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Now, for the first time, New York Times bestselling author Annie Jacobsen tells the story of these radical, controversial programs, using never before seen declassified documents as well as exclusive interviews with, and unprecedented access to, more than fifty of the individuals involved. Speaking on the record, many for the first time, are former CIA and Defense Department scientists, analysts, and program managers, as well as the government psychics themselves.

Who did the U.S. government hire for these top secret programs, and how do they explain their military and intelligence work? How do scientists approach such enigmatic subject matter? What interested the government in these supposed powers and does the research continue? Phenomena is a riveting investigation into how far governments will go in the name of national security.

The Pentagon's Brain: An Uncensored History of DARPA, America's Top-Secret Military Research Agency

Annie Jacobsen

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER

A Pulitzer Prize Finalist and the definitive history of DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency, from the author of the New York Times bestseller Area 51

No one has ever written the history of the Defense Department's most secret, most powerful, and most controversial military science R&D agency. In the first-ever history about the organization, New York Times bestselling author Annie Jacobsen draws on inside sources, exclusive interviews, private documents, and declassified memos to paint a picture of DARPA, or "the Pentagon's brain," from its Cold War inception in 1958 to the present.

This is the book on DARPA--a compelling narrative about this clandestine intersection of science and the American military and the often frightening results.

Operation Paperclip: The Secret Intelligence Program that Brought Nazi Scientists to America

Annie Jacobsen

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The author of the acclaimed bestseller Area 51 reveals the explosive dark secrets behind America's post-WWII science programs.

In the chaos following World War II, some of the greatest spoils of Germany's resources were the Third Reich's scientific minds. The U.S. government secretly decided that the value of these former Nazis' knowledge outweighed their crimes and began a covert operation code-named Paperclip to allow them to work in the U.S. without the public's full knowledge.

Drawing on exclusive interviews with dozens of Paperclip family members, colleagues, and interrogators, and with access to German archival documents (including papers made newly available by direct descendants of the Third Reich's ranking members), files obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, and lost dossiers discovered in government archives and at Harvard University, Annie Jacobsen follows more than a dozen German scientists through their postwar lives and into one of the most complex, nefarious, and jealously guarded government secrets of the 20th century.

Area 51: An Uncensored History of America's Top Secret Military Base

Annie Jacobsen

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Area 51

It is the most famous military installation in the world. And it doesn't exist. Located a mere seventy-five miles outside of Las Vegas in Nevada's desert, the base has never been acknowledged by the U.S. government-but Area 51 has captivated imaginations for decades.

Myths and hypotheses about Area 51 have long abounded, thanks to the intense secrecy enveloping it. Some claim it is home to aliens, underground tunnel systems, and nuclear facilities. Others believe that the lunar landing itself was filmed there. The prevalence of these rumors stems from the fact that no credible insider has ever divulged the truth about his time inside the base. Until now.

Annie Jacobsen had exclusive access to nineteen men who served the base proudly and secretly for decades and are now aged 75-92, and unprecedented access to fifty-five additional military and intelligence personnel, scientists, pilots, and engineers linked to the secret base, thirty-two of whom lived and worked there for extended periods. In Area 51, Jacobsen shows us what has really gone on in the Nevada desert, from testing nuclear weapons to building super-secret, supersonic jets to pursuing the War on Terror.

This is the first book based on interviews with eye witnesses to Area 51 history, which makes it the seminal work on the subject. Filled with formerly classified information that has never been accurately decoded for the public, Area 51 weaves the mysterious activities of the top-secret base into a gripping narrative, showing that facts are often more fantastic than fiction, especially when the distinction is almost impossible to make.

Area 51: An Uncensored History of America's Top Secret Military Base (Hardback) - Common

By (author) Annie Jacobsen

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Operation Paperclip: The CIA's Secret Program to Bring Nazi Scientists to America by Annie Jacobsen (1-Jan-1960) Hardcover

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Operation Paperclip: The CIA's Secret Program to Bring Nazi Scientists to America by Annie Jacobsen (2013-12-26)

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Ivar, the Short, but Brave Viking

Annie Jacobsen

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Come with Ivar as he faces a fierce Forest Troll, a pair of water trolls called Noekkens, a fiddle playing Fossegrimmen and a three-headed Mountain Troll in order to return the kitten to its owners. The safety of the village of Ardal is at stake. Ivar's kindness to all he meets is the key to his success! Solve the secret messages surrounding each picture by using the Runic code in the back of the book.

The Tale of the Troll's Horse

Annie Jacobsen

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Listen In as the Fjord horse mare, Siri, tells her foal, Loki,how the Fjord horses came to have the black stripe in their manes. The brave little mare Freya has been dreaming of a beautiful black stallion named Odin for three nights in a row. He had been carried off by a twelve-headed troll and placed under a spell that changed him into a huge, fire-breathing troll horse. When Odin suddenly appears in the king's stable, Freya knows she must save him by breaking the evil spell, for she recognizes Odin as her own true love.

The Terrible Troll Cat

Annie Jacobsen

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Come along with Johannah and Lars as the begin their quest to silence the Terrible Troll Cat, so the Princess can rest. This delightful, Scandinavian folktale has a surprise ending that will delight all who read it.