“[The] definitive history of the clandestine agency.
“[The] definitive history of the clandestine agency. Drawing on declassified memos, private documents, and interviews with numerous researchers and scientists, Jacobsen offers a 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 (September 15, 2015)