Further Knowledge

Here are some suggested books and films about this topic. Not all of them are easy to obtain, but we've tried to link places to find them.

The Search for the "Manchurian Candidate"

A 'Manchurian Candidate' is an unwitting assassin brainwashed and programmed to kill. In this book, former State Department officer John Marks tells the explosive story of the CIA's highly secret program of experiments in mind control. His curiosity first aroused by information on a puzzling suicide.

Operation Paperclip: The Secret Intelligence Program that Brought Nazi Scientists to America

In the chaos following World War II, some of the greatest spoils of Germany's resources were the Third Reich's scientific minds. The U.S. government secretly decided that the value of these former Nazis' knowledge outweighed their crimes and began a covert operation code-named Paperclip to allow them to work in the U.S. without the public's full knowledge.

The CIA Doctors: Human Rights Violations by American Psychiatrists

The C.I.A. Doctors uncovers the truth about violations of human rights by American Psychiatrists in the twentieth century. Documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act and cross-referenced research published in leading medical journals expose the existence of mind altering experiments on unwitting human subjects, paid for by the U.S. government, the U.S. Military and the C.I.A.

The Mind Manipulators: A Non-fiction Account

Warns of the threats to personal freedom and individuality posed by armies, intelligence agencies, psychiatrists, prison officials, and others who use mind-control techniques

A Terrible Mistake: The Murder of Frank Olson and the CIA's Secret Cold War Experiments

Following nearly a decade of research, this account solves the mysterious death of biochemist Frank Olson, revealing the identities of his murderers in shocking detail. It offers a unique and unprecedented look into the backgrounds of many former CIA, FBI, and Federal Narcotics Bureau officials—including several who actually oversaw the CIA’s mind-control programs from the 1950s to the 1970s.

Psychiatry and the CIA: Victims of Mind Control

Stanford University, Stanford, California. Reprint of the 1988 edition, 'A Father, a Son, and the CIA'. An account of the CIA-funded mind-control experiments, their effects and discovery, by a psychiatrist whose father was one of the subjects. Psychiatric ethics.