Customer Reviews for

Secret Agenda: The United States Government, Nazi Scientists and Project Paperclip, 1944-1990

Average Rating 4
( 4 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 4 Customer Reviews
Page 1 of 1
  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2004

    Recommendation of SECRET AGENDA to researchers

    Linda Hunt's SECRET AGENDA provides a sober, clear, and well documented account of the mechanisms of transfer of weapons experiments on human subjects from a defeated 'evil' regime to a victorious 'good' regime. The sixteen pages of informative photographs include, for example, the image of a stripped American soldier being ushered into a hermetically sealed chamber at Edgewood Arsenal, MD, for a chemical weapons test. As a social psychologist, I have found Hunt's foundational research helpful in contextualizing my oral history interviews with some national security professionals of the era. History of science professor Robert N. Proctor referred to Hunt's SECRET AGENDA for his authoritative NAZI WAR ON CANCER (1999). Hunt's extensive bibliographical notes and her appendix of Selected Archival Sources are welcome resources for researchers. If some errors should be found by researchers following Hunt, later corrections are to be expected of an historical investigation thwarted by secrecy, deception, and ideology of powerful institutions. Hunt's pioneering work deserves appreciation and continued use for her attention to social processes in weapons development.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2004

    Excellent resource, painstakingly objective

    Having read many books and articles about the U.S. government's secret recruitment of Nazi scientists and war criminals, I can state - without hesitation - that Linda Hunt's 'Secret Agenda' is unusually accurate, painstakingly objective, and well documented. Although her revelations about the creation of NASA by Nazi recruits and documented war criminals may be painful for some individuals who are devoted to, and highly supportive, of our federally funded space agency; the information contained in Secret Agenda should nevertheless be made widely known. Only by learning the truth about the secretive sins of our government's employees and leaders, can we -as citizens - work to ensure that such sins are not repeated in the future.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2004

    Great book

    I thought this book was an excellent book and had excellent information.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted June 27, 2004

    Interesting Topic, Inadequately Researched

    Although this book addresses an interesting chapter in our history, I have come to discover that the information is in part inaccurate. I have also discovered that I am not alone in this perspective. Although mistakes are often made without any intent, one would hope that when it comes to associating names of individuals with less than favorable circumstances, the author would have taken the responsibility upon herself to corroborate the information on each of those individuals. Alas, such was not the case...

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing all of 4 Customer Reviews
Page 1 of 1