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  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: New Page Books (September 15, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1601630263
  • ISBN-13: 978-1601630261
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.6 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (60 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #294,238 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The world has waited a long time for the inside scoop on Roswell. Truth is an excellent curative for false proclamations. The Roswell crashed saucer retrieval is one of the most important UFO cases ever, anywhere. We need more information from those directly involved, and this book provides a good deal of important new material. --Stanton T. Friedman --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

About the Author

Jesse Marcel, Jr., MD, received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Louisiana State University and specialized in diseases of the ear, nose, and throat after completing a residency at the Naval Hospital in San Diego. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1962 to 1971 and in the Montana Army National Guard from 1975 to 1996. He currently works as a doctor at the VA Hospital in Ft. Harrison, Montana.

Linda Marcel is a retired nurse, the mother of two of Jesse's children and the stepmother of one, the grandmother of 10 children, and a breast-cancer survivor.

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Since the time of "The Roswell Incident", Dr. Jesse Marcel's story has never changed.
Richard K. O'Connor, MD
Before his passing in 1986, Jesse Marcel made his son promise that he would write the true story of what really happened, and this is it.
Anne Gorman
He very handily offers a chapter on advanced space travel theories that are, indeed, based in modern physics.
Timothy P. Young

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56 of 60 people found the following review helpful By Tony Stone on August 1, 2007
Format: Paperback
A Review by Frank Warren

As Jesse points out in his recently released book, The Roswell Legacy, "there have been many books written about `the Roswell Incident,' along with a seemingly endless stream of documentaries, movies and editorial pieces" etc. We've certainly been reminded of this fact with all the hoopla surrounding the 60th anniversary of the event, and the festival just held at Roswell.

That being the case . . . what more could be offered? What could be said, that hasn't been rehashed over and over again? Having just finished the book last night, I can say with great enthusiasm, that not only has Jesse revealed "fresh data," he presents it in a most "palatable fashion."

Jesse's "laid back style" which is evident on camera, certainly comes through on the page. Now this isn't to say that he "dulls the reader," quite the opposite in fact, he makes you comfortable, as if we're having a personal chat.

I found Jesse's tome to be many things rolled into one; much more then a story about "Flying Saucers, aliens and a government cover-up"; it was a "tribute' to his father to which his (Jesse Jr.) love and respect was most evident! It was also a tribute to an "American patriot" (Jesse Sr.) and quite frankly I was often moved by his "shared feelings."

The book was also an exposé of the "Marcel family," often times very personal; one might think that Jesse needn't "go there," but as he points out the "Roswell Incident" had a rippling effect for all those called "Marcel." I thought this took a lot of guts; moreover, it certainly was a vital component in telling his story.

For the "Ufologist" and or "Roswell researcher," he doesn't disappoint there either.
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34 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Theresa Welsh on February 9, 2008
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Jesse Marcel Jr. has written a touching vindication of his father, Jesse Marcel, the Security Officer the military asked to look over the debris field on Mac Brazel's farm back in June of 1947. The author was an 11 year-old boy living with his parents near the military base at Roswell New Mexico, and he personally saw and touched parts of the debris as his father excitedly told him it was "not of this world."

The basic story is well known, and Jesse Jr does not provide anything beyond the known facts and research that anyone could do. But the book is a valuable contribution to the legacy of Roswell because the author, besides the fact that he was part of it, focuses on the elements that keep people from believing the debris was from a crashed space ship. Starting with what he sees as a denigration of his father. He shows us in great detail that his father, Jesse Marcel, was technologically astute and well-trained in all aspects of military radar and balloons. It is just not possible that he would not have recognized any kind of balloon in use by the military. The government has admitted that its first claim, that the debris was from a weather balloon, along with the infamous picture of Marcel with the "debris," was a falsehood and a cover-up.

But their more recent report on the Rosell incident claims that the debris was from Project Mogul, which was balloons sent high in the atmosphere to "listen" for evidence of Soviet nuclear testing. However, the author thoroughly researched Project Mogul and shows how this simply does not fit the facts. He states with certainty that the Mogul materials were nothing like what he saw in the family kitchen that night in 1947. He had a chance to personally examine some of the Mogul materials, so his opinion here is based on real knowledge.
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55 of 61 people found the following review helpful By Richard K. O'Connor, MD on August 7, 2007
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It is impossible to overemphasize the importance of this book, The Roswell Legacy, for within its pages Dr. Jesse Marcel Jr. and his wife, Linda Marcel, give us the answer to the question that mankind has been asking for millenia, "Are we alone in this universe"? The question now becomes "will we have the courage to accept the answer"?

Since the time of "The Roswell Incident", Dr. Jesse Marcel's story has never changed. In this book, The Roswell Legacy, Dr. Jesse Marcel has now thankfully put pen to paper and written his firsthand account of the events of a night in early July, 1947 when his father, Major Jesse Marcel Sr., brought to their home the debris he collected from the site of a crash of what he plainly stated he believed to be from a "flying disc". Jesse vividly describes the contagious excitement his father displayed that night as he exhibited to Jess and Jess's mother Viaud the materials he recovered from the crash site which he was convinced were the remains of an extraterrestrial spacecraft that was "not of this Earth". Jesse details his father's educational background and supplies convincing documentation which dispels any doubt that his father would have been unable to distinguish the materials he found at the site of the crash from those of a conventional aircraft or especially those of a Project Mogul balloon.

I am a physician and I have worked as an anesthesiologist for 22 years. For many of those years I had the privilege of working side by side with Dr. Jesse Marcel in the operating rooms of St. Peter's Hospital in Helena, Montana. Over the years I have come to know Jesse and Linda Marcel well and I can state without reservation that Jesse and Linda Marcel are humble, reliable, honest and straightforward people.
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