The Pentagon's Brain: An Uncensored History of DARPA, America's Top-Secret Military Research Agency Audible –

Pulitzer Prize Finalist in HistoryOne of The Washington Post s Notable Nonfiction Books of One of The Boston Globe s Best Books of One ofs TopBooks ofA brilliantly researched account of a small but powerful secret government agency whose military research profoundly affects world affairs The Pulitzer Prize Committee Filled with the intrigue and high stakes of a spy novel, Jacobsen s history of DARPA is as much a fascinating testament to human ingenuity as it is a paean to endless industrial warfare and the bureaucracy of the military industrial complexKirkus Reviews A fascinating and unsettling portrait of the secretive US government agencyJacobsen walks a fine line in telling the story of the agency and its innovations without coming across as a cheerleader or a critic, or letting the narrative devolve into a salacious tell all Jacobsen s ability to objectively tell the story of DARPA, not to mention its murky past, is truly remarkable, making for a terrifically well crafted treatise on the agency most Americans know next to nothing about Publishers Weekly starred reviewJacobsen offers a definitive history of the clandestine agency She explores the implications of DARPA work on technology that will not be widely known to the public for generations but will certainly impact national security and concepts of war Vanessa Bush, Bookliststarred reviewJacobsen s account will serve as the model for histories of military research and development and is likely to lead toworks and articles about DARPA Engrossing, conversation starting readLibrary Journal Annie Jacobsen s considerable talents as an investigative journalist prove indispensable in uncovering the remarkable history of one of America s most powerful and clandestine military research agencies And she is a great storyteller, making the tantalizing tale of The Pentagon s Brain from the depths of the Cold War to present day come alive on every page Gerald Posner, author of God s Bankers A fascinating and sometimes uneasy exploration of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Dina Temple Raston, The Washington Post In this fascinating and terrifying account, Annie Jacobsen regales us with the stories behind the agency s consequential and sometimes Orwellian innovations, including autonomous weapons systems killer robots that could decide, without human intervention, who lives and who dies Bryan Schatz, Mother Jones Annie Jacobsen has a gift for unearthing secret, long buried information Mary Ann Gwinn, Seattle Times An exciting read that asks an important question what is the risk of allowing lethal technologies to be developed in secret Ann Finkbeiner, NatureNATIONAL BESTSELLER 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 AreaNo 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 into the presentThis is the book on DARPA a compelling narrative about this clandestine intersection of science and the American military and the often frightening results