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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 22, 2011

    An Interesting History

    An interesting history of the development of the U-2 and A-12 Oxcart spy planes by the CIA at Groom Lake, Nevada. The book includes information about the Nevada Test Site and the U.S. Atomic testing program. Unfortunately, the book is rife with technical errors (confusing feet and meters, miles per second with miles per hour, gallons of fuel with pounds of fuel, oscillators and oscillographs in aircraft cockpits, etc.) that detract from the authenticity of the book. In addition, the author presents some really lunatic conspiracy theories as being plausible (children genetically modified by Nazi doctor Joseph Mengele for Joseph Stalin and trained to pilot flying saucers that, subsequently, crash in Roswell, New Mexico). Some really off-the-wall claims detract greatly from the legitimacy of the book. Needs editing work.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2012

    3 Stars for Oxcart/Blackbird History - best part of this book

    This book makes the assertion that the Roswell Crash was a deliberate Soviet Ploy to scare Americans based on the UFO sightings then in progress. She also asserts that the “small bodies” removed from the craft were children modified by Josef Mengele to help Stalin with the saucer scare! Note that in my perusal of saucer lore, I have discovered that the presence or absence of alien bodies is extremely debatable in the Roswell incident (along with the incident itself). She additionally claims that the US conducted similar human experiments and that they may have been seen at Area 51. Stalinazis at Roswell sounds worse than aliens to me.

    Very Cool true history on Overhead Intelligence (U-2/ SR-71) and nuclear testing, including the NERVA rocket. Recommended for this.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2012

    SO SO

    Goes off in different directions

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2011

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    I very much enjoy reading the reading bout the dark government activities Jacobsen exposes in her book, but it seems to be too much of opined account of American history at times. Yet her bias expose of of American black operations has reason despite its staunch radically and ultimately reveals great material

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2011

    sounds good

    This is book that I think I'd really enjoy. Despite the negative reviews about consistancy, she seems to have done her homework.
    However, her book and many others keep inching their way up to the price of a hardback. If it continues, I'll wait a year, buy the soft cover and build my library.
    $14 is my limit for a NOOK Book.

    0 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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