Area 51: An Uncensored History of America's Top Secret Military Base
Area 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... show more
Area 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 more fantastic than fiction, especially when the distinction is almost impossible to make. (2011)
Publish date: May 1st 2012
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Pages no: 592
Edition language: English
, American History
, Spy Thriller
, Military History
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 ult...
Just picked up from library. Has pictures, gotta like that.
Some glaring errors in here. But is an interesting read for all those intersted in conspiracy theories and secret stuf. Worth a read but don't buy it!
A consistently fascinating chronicle of the wide range of clandestine activities at the most secrective of all U.S. government operations from the 1950s to the present day. Many taxpaying readers like myself will no doubt be deeply troubled at how our hard earned money is spent in the pursuit of "na...
"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 t...