2016 Pulitzer Prize Finalist in History

”BEST NONFICTION OF 2015” —The Washington Post

”BEST BOOKS OF 2015” —The Boston Globe

”TOP 100 BOOKS OF 2015” —Amazon Editors

Annie Jacobsen

Fall 2015 Tour Dates

9/23: Boston, MA

9/24: New York, NY

9/25 Washington, DC

9/28: Redmond, WA

9/29: San Fran, CA

9/30: Menlo Park, CA

10/1: Santa Monica, CA

10/6: Pasadena, CA


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 complex.”

— Kirkus Reviews

[The] definitive history of the clandestine agency…Jacobsen details DARPA’s triumphs and failures, research conducted by quirky scientists, driven by huge egos in the military, politics, and science, with occasional inspiration from science fiction. 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.”

— Booklist, starred review