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

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Annie Jacobsen

Narrated By: Annie Jacobsen

Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA

Date: September 2015

Duration: 17 hours 0 minutes


NATIONAL 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 Area 51

No 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 in 1958 to the present.

This is the book on DARPA--a compelling narrative about this clandestine intersection of science and the American military and the often frightening results.


  • Gaston P

    Absolutely love the subject matter. The book is chock-full of details on once-upon-a-time classified material. Will buy all her future books, as I read all previous ones, except for Operation Paperclip, for which the subject matter is less interesting to me.