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Praise for Pentagon’s Brain

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

A fascinating and unsettling portrait of the secretive U.S. government agency. Jacobsen’s ability to objectively tell the story of DARPA, not to mention its murky past, is truly remarkable.”

— Publishers Weekly, starred review

This engrossing, conversation-starting read is highly recommended.”

— Library 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

[The] definitive history of the clandestine agency

–Booklist, starred review