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The Paperclip Conspiracy: Battle for the Spoils and Secrets of Nazi Germany (Paladin Books) Paperback – 5 May 1988


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  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Paladin; New edition edition (5 May 1988)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0586086862
  • ISBN-13: 978-0586086865
  • Product Dimensions: 19.2 x 12.8 x 2.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 357,748 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Tom Bower has a distinguished reputation as an investigative historian, broadcaster and journalist and is the author of several ground-breaking books about tycoons. His most recent works are 'Branson' and 'Gordon Brown: Prime Minister'. His books about the Nazis include 'Blood Money' and the definitive biography of Klaus Barbie. Among his other much-debated biographies are those of Mohammed Fayed, Richard Branson and Robert Maxwell.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Andrew Crabtree on 20 Mar. 2013
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Superb book on the shocking journey the US government took of perceived need over ethics and morality. War crimes perpetrators, who should have been sentenced to life imprisonment or death, were deleted from the list, and smuggled into the US.

While most people are aware that the likes of Wernher von Braun where ushered into the US space programme, so many more made their way into the OSS and then into the fledging CIA, to continue their work on experimentation on people.
A dark and chilling account on the lengths the `west' went to in order to achieve a perceived advantage over Russia at the start of the cold war.

A very good read indeed.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
The Spoils of War Not Found in High School History 101 16 Feb. 2000
By "ramius7" - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This book was hard to find, but well worth it. So many stories about WW II have been told over and over, it's a welcome surprise to find one that hasn't.
Bower gives a thorough and occasionally wry recount about the Allies' post-war 'Every man for himself' competition for Nazi scientists. He also spends an appropriate time discussing how the U.S. overcame the moral dilemna over this competition (the press must not find out) and contrasts these efforts with the Nuremburg Trials.
Remember the quote from The Right Stuff, "Our Nazis are better than their Nazis"? Bower goes beyond the hunt for rocket scientists and provides a pervasive overview of the breadth of Nazi technological advancement across a variety of industries. I thought he could have done even more here. The discoveries were also describes the lengths each of the powers went to get top scientists. The British, French, U.S. and U.S.S.R. pulled out all the stops. Indirectly, Bower also makes a pretty strong pitch against disarmament.
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