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    • The Pentagon's Brain

    • An Uncensored History of DARPA, America's Top-Secret Military Research Agency
    • By: Annie Jacobsen
    • Narrated by: Annie Jacobsen
    • Length: 18 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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 of the organization, New York Times best-selling 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant insight into DARPA

    • By Vincent on 24-12-2015

    Non-member price: $41.73

    • Phenomena

    • The Secret History of the U.S. Government's Investigations into Extrasensory Perception and Psychokinesis
    • By: Annie Jacobsen
    • Narrated by: Annie Jacobsen
    • Length: 17 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    For more than 40 years, the US government has researched extrasensory perception, using it in attempts to locate hostages, fugitives, secret bases, and downed fighter jets, to divine other nations' secrets, and even to predict future threats to national security. The intelligence agencies and military services involved include CIA, DIA, NSA, DEA, the Navy, Air Force, and Army - and even the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Now, for the first time, New York Times best-selling author Annie Jacobsen tells the story of these radical, controversial programs.

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    • Great ( Read ) listening <br /><br /><br /><br /><br />

    • By Anonymous User on 02-03-2018
    • The Secret History of the U.S. Government's Investigations into Extrasensory Perception and Psychokinesis
    • By: Annie Jacobsen
    • Narrated by: Annie Jacobsen
    • Length: 17 hrs and 30 mins
    • Release date: 28-03-2017
    • 5 out of 5 stars 10 ratings

    Non-member price: $41.73

    • Area 51

    • By: Annie Jacobsen
    • Narrated by: Annie Jacobsen
    • Length: 16 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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    It is the most famous military installation in the world. And no credible insider has ever divulged the truth about his time inside of it. Until now. This is the first book based on interviews with scientists, pilots, and engineers - 58 in total - who provide an unprecedented look into the mysterious activities of a top-secret base, from the Cold War to today. With a jaw-dropping ending, it proves that facts are often more fantastic than fiction, especially when the distinction is almost impossible to make.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A story of arrogance and hubris.

    • By Mike Carroll on 17-08-2016

    Non-member price: $26.53

    • Operation Paperclip

    • The Secret Intelligence Program that Brought Nazi Scientists to America
    • By: Annie Jacobsen
    • Narrated by: Annie Jacobsen
    • Length: 19 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Drawing on exclusive interviews with dozens of Paperclip family members, colleagues, and interrogators, and with access to German archival documents (including papers made available to her by direct descendants of the Third Reich's ranking members), files obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, and lost dossiers discovered at the National Archives and Harvard University, Annie Jacobsen follows more than a dozen German scientists through their postwar lives and into one of the most complex, nefarious, and jealously guarded government secrets of the 20th century.

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    • The dark secrets following WW2

    • By Anonymous User on 26-03-2019

    Non-member price: $55.66

    • Surprise, Kill, Vanish

    • The Definitive History of Secret CIA Assassins, Armies and Operators
    • By: Annie Jacobsen
    • Narrated by: Annie Jacobsen
    • Length: 19 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Since 1947, domestic and foreign assassinations have been executed under the CIA-led covert action operations team. Before that time, responsibility for taking out America's enemies abroad was even more shrouded in mystery. Despite Hollywood notions of last-minute rogue operations and external secret hires, covert action is actually a cog in a colossal foreign policy machine, moving through, among others, the Bureau of Intelligence and Research, the House and Senate Select Committees. At the end of the day, it is the President, not the CIA, who is singularly in charge.   

    Non-member price: $30.38