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

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2004

    Great book

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

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  • 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...

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