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Area 51 - Annie Jacobsen

Area 51

Author Annie Jacobsen

  • Published: 2011-05-17
  • Category: United States
4 Stars
From 88 Customers Review
Price: $12.99


Area 51

It 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.

Top Customer Reviews

  • Don't buy?

    From SapGrewal
    Let me tell you why? It talks about only U-2 and A-12 in a detail that nobody likes. Very less about UFO. It believe they don't exist. It's not what you looking for. Boring details from 1940 to 1968. Never go after that like writer don't know what happened after 1970.
  • Review

    From tlsco
    This was a very well done book, true or not, I just don't know. I still belive this is just the surface of a larger cover up.
  • Loved every minute!

    From tippydude
    This was a fantastic weekend read. As the consumer of this book, I would like to extend my deep appreciation and thanks to the author, and her sources, for their work.
  • Very good read

    From Jeffleafs
    Lots of info I've never heard before.
  • Area 51

    From AvidReader16
    Absolutely mind-boggling, a truly revoloutionary book everybody should read.