The Pentagon's Brain by Annie Jacobsen audiobook

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

By Annie Jacobsen
Read by Annie Jacobsen

Little, Brown & Company, Hachette Book Group 9780316371766


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Runtime: 18.37 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/History
Audience: Adult
Language: English



Finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for History

A 2015 Amazon Best Books of the Year Selection for History

An Amazon Editor’s Top Pick

An Amazon Best Book of the Month

A Publishers Weekly Pick

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Annie Jacobsen’s considerable talents as an investigative journalist prove indispensable in uncovering the remarkable history of one of America’s most powerful and clandestine military research agencies.” Gerald Posner, author of God’s Bankers
“Filled with the intrigue and high stakes of a spy novel, Jacobsen’s history of DARPA is as much a fascinating testament to human ingenuity as it is a paean to endless industrial warfare and the bureaucracy of the military-industrial complex.” Kirkus Reviews



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Author Bio: Annie Jacobsen

Author Bio: Annie Jacobsen

Annie Jacobsen is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Area 51 and Operation Paperclip and the Pulitzer Prize finalist The Pentagon’s Brain. She is a graduate of Princeton University and a former contributing editor at the Los Angeles Times Magazine.

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Available Formats : Retail CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 18.37
Audience: Adult
Language: English