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Area 51: An Uncensored History of America's Top Secret Military BaseArea 51It Is The Most Famous Military Installation In The World And It Doesn T Exist Located A Mere Seventy Five Miles Outside Of Las Vegas In Nevada S Desert, The Base Has Never Been Acknowledged By The U.S Government But Area 51 Has Captivated Imaginations For Decades Myths And Hypotheses About Area 51 Have Long Abounded, Thanks To The Intense Secrecy Enveloping It Some Claim It Is Home To Aliens, Underground Tunnel Systems, And Nuclear Facilities Others Believe That The Lunar Landing Itself Was Filmed There The Prevalence Of These Rumors Stems From The Fact That No Credible Insider Has Ever Divulged The Truth About His Time Inside The Base Until Now Annie Jacobsen Had Exclusive Access To Nineteen Men Who Served The Base Proudly And Secretly For Decades And Are Now Aged 75 92, And Unprecedented Access To Fifty Five Additional Military And Intelligence Personnel, Scientists, Pilots, And Engineers Linked To The Secret Base, Thirty Two Of Whom Lived And Worked There For Extended Periods In Area 51, Jacobsen Shows Us What Has Really Gone On In The Nevada Desert, From Testing Nuclear Weapons To Building Super Secret, Supersonic Jets To Pursuing The War On Terror.This Is The First Book Based On Interviews With Eye Witnesses To Area 51 History, Which Makes It The Seminal Work On The Subject Filled With Formerly Classified Information That Has Never Been Accurately Decoded For The Public, Area 51 Weaves The Mysterious Activities Of The Top Secret Base Into A Gripping Narrative, Showing That Facts Are Often Fantastic Than Fiction, Especially When The Distinction Is Almost Impossible To Make.

[Ebook] ↠ Area 51: An Uncensored History of America's Top Secret Military Base Author Annie Jacobsen –
  • ebook
  • 549 pages
  • Area 51: An Uncensored History of America's Top Secret Military Base
  • Annie Jacobsen
  • English
  • 27 November 2017
  • 9780316193856

    10 thoughts on “[Ebook] ↠ Area 51: An Uncensored History of America's Top Secret Military Base Author Annie Jacobsen –

  1. says:

    Wow It sure is hot in the desert Hey, why does that rattle snake have two heads I can tell you Oh, hello I didn t see you there, just talking to myself and the snake s I m Stephanie, and who are you and what are you doing in the middle of the Mojave Desert I could ask you the same thing I m Annie Jacobson, I wrote a book about Area 51 It s just over the hill there The hill with the two Hummers on it Hey, and there seems to be a couple guys with guns..uh pointing in our direction Yuup, but it doesn t technically exist Why What do you mean by doesn t technically exist Those guns exist Is it because of the aliens Oh it s because of the aliens I KNEW it Yes, I talk about the Roswell incident a bit in the beginning of the book, but then I get into all the crazy military secrets What I mean by Area 51 not existing is that it has always been a Black Operation, which means our federal government denies it existence even though it sits right over there as you so astutely observed Thanks So you mean the President and the rest of the government, close their eyes, stick their fingers in their ears and go LALALALALALA Kind of, but not really No president has ever known about Area 51 Vannevar Bush, the engineer that was the primary organizer for the Manhattan Project started up Area 51 because he believed some...

  2. says:

    Area 51 is a very odd book On the one hand, much of it is a sane, grounded history of the installation s key role in Cold War nuclear testing and spy plane RD, full of previously undisclosed information based on declassified records and dozens of interviews with people who worked there Jacobsen sticks to that sensible course for about 90 percent of the book But the other 10 percent is kind of, well, nuts Things get weird when she links Area 51 to the Roswell incident Based on a single, unidentified source, she spins a truly amazing tale involving a super duper hi tech remote control stealth Soviet flying saucer developed at Stalin s behest, designed by a couple of ex Luftwaffe aeronautical whiz brothers, and manned by child size aviators who were biologically and or surgically reengineered children created by fugitive Nazi doctor Josef Mengele This type of thinly sourced, credulous reporting woul...

  3. says:

    I heard an interview with Jacobsen on Fresh Air which intrigued me Then I got a sample chapter to see if it held up to a critical reading, and I was hooked.If all you know about Area 51 is the alien spaceship wacko thing, then you can be forgiven for thinking that is what this is about Rather, this investigative reporter examines the secret, black operations that have gone on here since the be...

  4. says:

    I was just listening to Terry Gross interview Jacobsen on Fresh Air, and what I heard has really blown my mind, and I don t use that term, ever I am definitely going to get a hold of this book asap.Jacobsen s final chapter of the book apparently concerns the 1947 Roswell alien landing conspiracy theories Being very secretive but convinced of her source s veracity, she said the crash was of a Soviet flying disc aircraft, inspired by or possibly directly designed by some German engineers, those zany Horton brothers Horton Hears A V 2 The inhabitants of the ill fated craft Well, here comes the really icky part surgically or genetically altered children, inspired by the experiments of another German scientist, the infamous Josef Mengele Altered to look like aliens. Apparently US brass got wind of a similar program the Soviets were carrying out, and decided it was too good to not copy B but we re the good guys you say in disbelief Well, who knows, but Jacobsen stands by her story, and she s said to have documented the rest of the book to exhaustive lengths.What is mind blowing is how some of the central plot points of the above story line up with certain key details in Thomas Pynchon s Gravity s Rainbow. Evil, mad Nazis who launch children inside top secret, futuri...

  5. says:

    Excellent book I don t know how Annie Jacobsen compiled the half of it Her work is extensive and exhaustive and it s fascinating on all fronts How could it not be, with a subject like this But in connecting the dots of such an unwieldy story, it never bogs down Her research is as satisfying as it is incomplete and disconcerting the few pixels of a much larger picture And she presents it without hype or paranoia, not even when such things could arguably be justified.Lest you think this is 500 pages of UFO nuts not hardly It s our military history, our aviation history, our hubris and folly and wizardry and triumph The nuclear program, the Cold War, the Space Race it all connects in a few hundred square miles of desert And yet, always, Jacobsen keeps this story focused on the human aspect, the interesting people behind these black projects instead of only the black projects themselves It s their foibles and heroics that write history Even history so secret it doesn t officially exist When she broaches the ultimate revelation of the Area 51 bible, it s her focus on the humanity of everyone involved that makes it hit hardest It s or less what I expected, but seeing it in ...

  6. says:

    UFO and conspiracy books are a particularly guilty pleasure of mine I believe nothing, but am entertained and thrilled by all of it Jacobsen didn t fail me in this regard She has piled up a fast, heated history of Area 51 and the elements of the Military Industrial Complex which bred the secret base and its matching mystery installations around the world and country Much related here must be true, and most of it is quite reasonable and revelatory stolen technologies, blundering atom bomb and h bomb testing, and the grand architecture of great secrets Jacobsen shows that everything is connected in this vicious and weird world of cla...

  7. says:

    Annie Jacobsen is obsessed with secrecy Her other book, Operation Paperclip, deals with the hidden machinations of the US government after WW II to find and import Nazi scientists who had special expertise in rocketry and chemical weapons.This book details the hidden history of Area 51, an ultra secret location officially it doesn t exist in the Nevada desert just next to the atomic weapons testing area Supposedly created by the CIA in 1955 for U 2 flights, Jacobsen discovered it had been set up by the Atomic Energy Commission to conduct tests some might consider to be unethical on animal subjects The secrecy of the Manhattan Project, an effort unknown to Congress and even the Vice President Truman was briefed on it only after he assumed the presidency, was adopted as SOP by the CIA, NSA, and AEC to the point where one might argue the United States had a shadow government run by the military.Jacobsen s entry into this world came by chance when she met Edward Lovick, an 88 year old physicist, who suggested he might have an interesting story for her and connected her with other elderly pilots, engineers and scientists regarding the plane known as Oxcart the A 12 which had been created half a century earlier.Some of the secrecy was arguably quite necessa...

  8. says:

    SPOILER ALERT Annie Jacobsen concludes this ambitious and mostly very good alternative history epic with a bizarre misinterpretation of Occam s razor that has plenty of readers, UFO buffs and others up in arms, but even so, I don t believe this preposterous final chapter invalidates the good, valuable and fascinating overview of the most secret black project weapons research conducted by the United States in the Nevada desert during the Cold War, the Vietnam War and the War on Terror.The real story of Area 51 tales of the development of stealth fighter and bomber technology, the U 2 spy plane and its variant versions, the refinement of radar, the evolution of spy and fighter drones, the creation of the X 15 rocket plane, the race to achieve mach speed aircraft, the reverse engineering of captured Soviet MiG fighters, the testing of nuclear weapons, and so forth is much interesting than the competing conspiracy theories about alien craft and extraterrestrial beings supposedly captured at Roswell, New Mexico, and carted to the top secret Nevada base Still, even that urban legend is actually plausible than ...

  9. says:

    When this was first recommended to me, I was afraid it would be another UFO conspiracy tome It is far from that Of course, the author does give her attention to the UFO theories surrounding the mysterious Area 51 and, in the first chapters, teases us with the promise of an explanation By the last chapter, we get that explanation and it is mind boggling and disturbing than any UFO theory could be.But while that may be the author s most sensational claim, this is a book about the real importance of Area 51 bolstered by eye witness testimony and a bevy of newly unclassified material It becomes apparent that Area 51 with all its top secret activities managed to involve itself in practically every major espionage and military event and crisis we know of since the 1950sand many we did not know of until now.This book is than a history of Area 51 It is an examination of cold wart politics and military rival...

  10. says:

    I really enjoyed Annie Jacobsen s effort to bring the history of Area 51 to life through a paranoid scope, strongly highlighting the political ramifications of military experimentation and its dangerous consequences.

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