Sunday, June 19, 2016

Lazy Sunday Service

I'm most of the way through Operation Paperclip by Annie Jacobsen, at present.  It concerns the recruitment of Nazi scientists by the US at the end of the Second World War, many of whom were war criminals who were given clemency because of their knowledge and skills which were deemed useful for the emerging cold war.  It's certainly one of the most thought-provoking and troubling books I've read in a while given the moral and ethical questions it raises.  More in the review in the next week or so.

My posts this week
Review of Mr Midshipman Hornblower by C.S. Forester
Review of Black Ice by Hans Werner Kettenbach
The price of the moon

1 comment:

pattinase (abbott) said...

Thought you might enjoy this piece written by our friend Robin Boyle for the Detroit Free Press.