Letters and Politics

A History of DARPA, America’s Top-Secret Military Research Agency

With Annie Jacobsen, author of the book The Pentagon’s Brain: An Uncensored History of DARPA, America’s Top-Secret Military Research Agency. Jacobsen also wrote New York Times bestsellers Area 51 and Operation Paperclip and is a contributing editor at the Los Angeles Times Magazine.

About the book:

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.

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