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If you've ever wondered what crashed into the desert near Roswell, New Mexico, in 1947, this book will give you some startling answers. While the first version was published in hardcover in 1997, Corso provides new evidence for the presence of alien intruders in this pocket paperback edition. Whether or not you believe his contention, the sheer weight of governmental sources and documentation presented by the former Army intelligence officer is not easily dismissed. Once you understand the historical context (in the midst of the Cold War soon after World War II, with Orson Welles having recently inspired panic in citizens with his fictional War of the Worlds radio broadcast), the military deciding to cover up a real-life alien ship becomes more credible. Corso also gives a convincing explanation of why reports were so multi-various and conflicting. Even if you believe the book is utter fiction, it's still a compelling read. --Randall Cohan
As the 50th anniversary approaches of the crash of a so-called extraterrestrial craft near Roswell, New Mexico, the UFO conspiracy theory is getting more attention. These latest books approach Roswell from different perspectives but identical agendas. Hesemann and Mantle are young UFO researchers who have visited Roswell and spent several years collecting documents and eyewitness testimony from people reputedly involved in either the crash recovery or its cover-up. (Most of the eyewitnesses turn out not to be.) The authors trade off chapters, with Hesemann using his anthropologist's training not only to tie the Roswell crash to Native American legends but to claim that Egyptian hieroglyphics and the Greek alphabet are directly related to the characters said to have adorned the crashed spacecraft's exterior. Corso, a career military intelligence officer, claims to have managed myriad research projects throughout the 1950s connected to recovery of the Roswell craft. Like Hesemann and Mantle, he asserts that the Cold War was a cover to develop "alien technology" that superpowers USA and USSR could not only use against the other but against the threat of extraterrestrial invasion. The most memorable passage in either book, however, is Hesemann and Mantle's suggestion that President Clinton induced the warring parties to make peace in the Bosnian war only by showing them proof of that alien menace. For public libraries convinced that pro-UFO books are needed for balance, the Hesemann and Mantle may be appropriate. The Corso is only for the few special libraries that have made documenting the unconventional a collecting priority.?Scott H. Silverman, Bryn Mawr Coll. Lib., Pa.
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Before you read any other UFO book-read this one. Corso is the real deal, he was directly involved in handling alien tech evidence and information. Read morePublished 4 days ago by annonymous
Very interesting read and Colonel Corso tells the secrets of Roswell. I am convinced it really happened and that it was an alien spaceship! Read morePublished 4 days ago by DJ
Seem to based on speculation as all other Roswell literature. No real hard evidence.Published 6 days ago by Jens
Very interesting read by Col Corso about the Roswell cover up by the government and how the spaceship recovered items were incorporated by the Army into their R&D development for... Read morePublished 6 days ago by Segis Lipscomb
Book arrived very quickly in very good condition, would buy again, highly recommended!!!Published 7 days ago by John D.
Having served in the USAF from 1956 thru 1983 and retiring as a Lt Col a lot of Col. Corso's experience is entirely believable. Read morePublished 15 days ago by Thomas Brophy
I long heard about Corso from other sources, and was interested about what he had to say. I have followed Bill Birnes for a long time, and have always found him credible. Read morePublished 23 days ago by Michael Robert Kot