The Pentagon's Brain (Hardcover)

An Uncensored History of DARPA, America's Top-Secret Military Research Agency

By Annie Jacobsen

Little, Brown and Company, 9780316387699, 784pp.

Publication Date: September 22, 2015

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (9/21/2015)
Paperback (6/7/2016)
Hardcover (9/22/2015)
CD-Audio (9/22/2015)

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Description

A Pulitzer Prize Finalist and 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.


About the Author

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 was a contributing editor at the Los Angeles Times Magazine. A graduate of Princeton University, she lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two sons.