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  • Paperback: 592 pages
  • Publisher: Quill (September 1989)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0688092020
  • ISBN-13: 978-0688092023
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.1 x 1.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #64,829 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I can't say that I agree with everything Good proposes in this book, but he does raise some interesting possibilities about UFOs. Good is not claiming that UFOs are extraterrestrial, but simply that they do exist and that the governments of the world have been hiding evidence of this fact. His study is exhaustive but would still be worth reading just to examine the facsimile copies of confidential and secret documents from the U.S., Canada, and Europe, as well as the controversial MJ-12 documents.

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31 of 31 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 2, 1999
Format: Paperback
The modern era of UFO's began in the skies over Europe, and the mysterious 'FOO' fighters reported by allied bomber crews in the closing days of WWII. The intelligence agencies of the allied powers were concerned about these mysterious glowing balls of light that would follow bombers on their runs. After the war, they could find no surviving Nazi scientist who would admit to knowledge of these craft.
Timothy Good takes you on a whirlwind tour of the modern UFO history. He details the extensive campaign of dis-information put into place following the Roswell incident, and shows the attempts by various other world governments to cover up any information dealing with the phenominon.
The primary motive for this cover-up appears to be one of fear, both of a collapse in law and order when the truth - that our governments cannot stop or protect us from invasion or abduction, and a fear also in the aliens themselves, and perhaps the beginnings of a subserviant alliance with them...
I strongly reccommend Mr. Good's book to any serious researcher on the UFO dilemma. The book is very convincing, and will keep you awake at night, pondering the implications for us all.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By FoxMulderr@aol.com on October 24, 1998
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All of those who entertain the concept of a world wide UFO cover-up really owe something to Timothy Good. In this one of a kind book Good goes through files from the United States, Canada, all over Europe and the very contreversial MJ-12 documents to show that governments all around the world are secretly investigating unidentified flying objects and hiding the truth. Good's conclusions are based more on research as opposed to speculation unlike many other UFO books. Great for an introduction to UFOlogy as well as for the experienced UFO buff looking for something grounded in fact.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Kevin Seeger on September 20, 2004
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Timothy Good's 1988 ABOVE TOP SECRET is not a quick easy read, but it offers an unmatched pile of information for the skeptic. Nearly every researcher who has studied the UFO phenomenon has concluded that they are space craft operated by extraterrestrial biological entities, and Good is no exception.

Good takes a special interest in what governments other than the USA are doing about the problem. He catalogues several instances where a government's rheteric is in conflict with its actions. There is an especially good and lengthy appendix with document after document from the world's governments, proving that despite their denials, they do take UFO sightings seriously.

As a British investigator, Good details the intelligence services of the UK, and how they liason with those of America and also the KGB. Some of the best information lies in the exposure of secret government organizations and how they liason with ech other. You can almost create an org chart to follow the flow of information from the moment a witness makes his frantic phone call to the local authorities.

Some of the individual sighting reports can safely be skipped, but as you get deeper into the report, you begin getting to the real meat of what makes this book valuable. Knock off a star for overlong and somewhat dry, and you are left with a four-star must read for the UFO buff.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By James Pierson on June 16, 1999
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No one would ever characterize Timothy Good as being overly skeptical. In terms of research and analysis this is a liability. But in terms of writing a fascinating page-turner, it's an advantage. ABOVE TOP SECRET is a good, solid read -- never boring, constantly surprising, often amazing. It's an encyclopedia of incredible stories. So power down your critical faculties and just enjoy.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 18, 1998
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This book is a great introduction to UFOlogy. If someone were only to have one book on the subject, this would be the one to buy. Tim Good's book has an enormous number of incidents, recounted in detail. This is the strength of the book and what makes it so valuable, the sheer comprehensiveness of it. The only weaknesses in this ambitious work are its somewhat obscure system of organization of the data, and the inclusion of material which has since been proven to be false, such as the interview with the purported former USAF fighter pilot who claimed that there was a special unit tasked to intercept and photograph UFOs in the 1950's. While there may have been such a unit, this poor fellow (identified with a pseudonym under his photograph in Good's book) has since confessed (after investigation revealed) that he was never a flight officer in the Air Force and never participated in such an interception unit, as detailed in the most recent edition of UFO Magazine on-line. Good also seems insufficiently skeptical of certain UFO shibboleths, such as the Majestic-12 documents which "just showed up" in L.A. film producer Jaimie Shindera's mail box one day. These and other failures to probe deeply enough into the material mar an otherwise impressive compendium of material. These flaws notwithstanding, this is an entertaining and informative book which I highly recommend to anyone with an interest in this admittedly odd area of human experience.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 23, 1998
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I would recommend this book to anyone interested in the subject of UFOs and particularly for open-minded people who are undecided about it. It's great strength is it's comprehensive review of reports from all over the world (too often these type of books only deal with US or local incidents).It easily refutes 3 scepticisms about the UFO phenomena:
1.That only crazies are eyewitnesses.

2.That military/intelligence forces around the world have investigated the phenomenon and found that there is nothing to it.

3.That governments are not hiding anything.

Good tries to keep his feet on the ground (which is very diifficult in the UFO community!). Some of his content may well turn out to be inaccurate (eg.the MJ12 documents are most likely faked)

but he is willing to concede doubts where they legitimately exist.

The interviews with government and military officials/pilots etc are most interesting. For Australian readers there is a full transcript of the 1978 Valentich-air traffic control conversation just before his tragic disappearence.

After reading this book, the open minded reader should be convinced that something very strange indeed is happening in our skies, but Good is not presumptuous enough to pretend that he has the answers.
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