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Area 51: An Uncensored History of America's Top Secret Military Base

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21 out of 24 people found this review helpful.

Area 51-exposed

Area51 has long been the subject of UFOlogy speculation..Now we know, from Mrs.Jacobson's truly exhaustive research, that it is not a haven for UFO research..It is a laboratory for the CIA,Pentagon, and Atomic Energy crazy&I mean, often bizarre experiments....She applie...
Area51 has long been the subject of UFOlogy speculation..Now we know, from Mrs.Jacobson's truly exhaustive research, that it is not a haven for UFO research..It is a laboratory for the CIA,Pentagon, and Atomic Energy crazy&I mean, often bizarre experiments....She applies Occam's Razor to the events veiling the famed "Roswell incident".....The saucer landing was a Stalinist plot to create panic in the U.S. during the Cold war...She fails to realize that the crash of an Alien Spaceship, provides a simpler answer than the one she has uncovered(You have to read this one)...The true value of the book, lies with the ethical questions it raises..ex....Can the United States continue to live on the edge of humanity, without a moral compass insofar as military research is concerned?....This book will make you think about that issue,& others, and that makes for a terrific read!

posted by ScarlettJP on May 27, 2011

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13 out of 23 people found this review helpful.

Not very original...

Most if not all info in the book can be found on the internet. Some of it being word for word THE SAME. No mind blowing secrets uncovered. A lot of the book has nothing to do with Area 51. Goes off subject quite a bit. Spent good bit of ink on JFK's older brother g...
Most if not all info in the book can be found on the internet. Some of it being word for word THE SAME. No mind blowing secrets uncovered. A lot of the book has nothing to do with Area 51. Goes off subject quite a bit. Spent good bit of ink on JFK's older brother getting killed in WWII flying drones, and the Navy drone program. Who cares!!! Nothing to do with Area 51. Kind of figure it would end up like this but there were quite a few good reviews. Guess those readers have spent little if any time online reading about Area 51. I know I haven't spent a lot of time myself, but enough to know I wasted $15 bucks on this. Glad I didn't buy the hard cover.

posted by Ace_Of_Hearts on May 25, 2011

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  • Posted June 3, 2011

    Read with caution - contains some good material amid some really nutty ideas.

    A well written but deeply flawed book based on recently declassified files on the U-2 and A-12 Oxcart programs and enriched interviews with more that 30 individuals who have worked at Area 51. It is unfortunately deeply marred by shoddy research on any topic outside that narrow focus on which those named interviewees kept her grounded. Her unnamed source at contractor EG&G sets her spinning wild tales about Russian flying discs crashing at Roswell that is even loopier than the extraterrestrial aliens story was. Her sections on the NERVA nuclear rocket test experiments at Jackass Flats (Area 25) are nearly totally wrong. She betrays a negligible understanding of science and engineering and appears to exhibit a knee-jerk reaction against any form of atomic energy. This could have ben a great book, but it falls far short of that mark.

    5 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 19, 2012

    Like the X-Files this is a great work of fiction, yes- FICTION!

    Like the X-Files this is a great work of fiction, yes- FICTION! I worked at the base for 2-years and my position there gave me unlimited access to the highest level projects taking place. Admittedly, this does not mean that I saw, reviewed or inspected EVERY project on the facility. As a senior inspector, though, I saw enough to know that what goes on there has been blown out of proportion. Do you really believe any nation is devoid of its national security secrets?

    I read the book for enjoyment and laughs. The reviews are correct, the author tells a good story then debunks her own writings! Please read with an eye for logic and common sense....

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2012

    UL-1 and going down?

    Has anyone out there gone deep? Just remembering! Contact citti 1/0

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  • Posted February 8, 2012

    Good over all history about America's, but then the author loses it

    Great history lesson regarding the turf wars between the CIA and Air Force regarding the U-2,A-12 and SR-71 and the activities at Groom Lake.but then the author goes on a totally unbelievable theory on the Roswell crash of 1947.The soviet flew a disc shaped air craft to the U.S. when they barely had a working rocket? If this were true, how come they were unable to intercept a U-2 until 1960? She fails to mention Peter Umfitsov and his forgotten paper on radar wave propagation,the closest the Soviets came to Area 51 without a satellite.The author talks about disinformation a few times.Perhaps she failed to notice she is a victim of it.

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  • Posted August 15, 2011

    Inteeresting

    This is a book for older interest in area 51. Its a nice read for many adult followers of area 51-reader of today

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