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Product Details

  • Paperback: 222 pages
  • Publisher: BookSurge Publishing (February 5, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 143922711X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1439227114
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,739,392 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Gordon Chism has pursued a lifelong fascination with human motivations and actions. He has been a small business owner, fabricator, tennis club owner, house builder, and bronze sculptor. He lives in Fort Bragg, California. Richard Dolan has spoken about UFOs for audiences around the world, has appeared on many documentaries, and was host to a TV series. Prior to his interest in UFOs, Dolan studied U.S. Cold War strategy, Soviet History and culture, and international diplomacy. He lives in Rochester, New York.

More About the Author

Gordon Chism was raised in the western high desert by a loving, middle-class family. Challenged by dyslexia, he had a difficult time with academics, but nurtured a lifelong curiosity and a philosophic nature. Over the years, he earned a living as a builder and sculptor, and now as a writer. His third published book, "The Thinking Person's UFO Book," was awarded a 2009 IPPY Bronze medal in the science category and was a finalist in the 2009 Next Generation Indie Book Awards in the social change category.

Gordon has completed the revised edition of his first book, "As I Remember," a recollection of his 1940s childhood growing up in Reno, Nevada. It is now available on Amazon. He has three bright and beautiful daughters and three super grandchildren. He lives in a majestic small town on the northern California coast with a wonderful woman, who is also his publisher and partner. Life is good.

Customer Reviews

I enjoyed reading this very informative book.
Bubbles
Gordon Chism believes he knows the answer to the great UFO puzzle, and if seeing is believing he has good reason to feel that way.
Robert L. Mason
Outstanding examples of UFO encounters as well as the government cover-up and socio-psych explanations.
Big D

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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Joseph R. Calamia on March 17, 2009
Format: Paperback
Although Mr. Chism is obviously no stranger to such terms as "Quantum Entanglement," "Holographic Universes," "Remote Sensing", and other such sterile scientific terminology his approach to the subject of UFO's is pleasingly eloquent in its simplicity.

Mr. Chism is not overly concerned with the scientific reasoning behind anti-gravitational galactic travel or, inter-dimensional worlds but, the ability of the human mind to re-group its thought patterns in an effort to simply accept that such things can, and do exist.

As a basic premise the author focuses on the fact that "we," humans still rely totally upon our "emotional animal programming" (reptilian core/ limbic system) to analyze and accept what is around us. Those things that we can not comprehend (like UFO's), are subsequently and categorically subconsciously denied. According to the author, our present belief systems are based upon: "Status", "General Consensus", and "Faith/Denial." It is our own egos that dictate what is accepted and... what is not.

Mr. Chism is espousing that we should shed our skins of ego, self importance, and arrogance in order to initiate a paradigm shift in our belief systems so that, we can finally see ourselves in the "mirror of creation" for what, and who we really are. Then, and only then, will we be able to make headway in assisting ourselves and the "world/ universe" in which we live.

In order to impress upon the reader that the circumstantial evidence of extraterrestrial life is to great to ignore, the author gives an extensive three part "capsulated" history of UFO cases.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Robert L. Mason on February 28, 2009
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If you are convinced that at least some UFOs are of extraterrestrial origin then you will love this book. Even if you are not convinced you might be persuaded. Gordon Chism believes he knows the answer to the great UFO puzzle, and if seeing is believing he has good reason to feel that way. The book is concise and well written and will also serve nicely as a primer for those who are new to the field. His recap of the near term history of the subject is fascinating and easy to read. In the end he adds his voice to the many who are pushing for a full disclosure by the government of all the information that may be in its possession.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By John B. Ringer on June 3, 2009
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First, and perhaps most importantly, this is a good read. Gordon Chism starts with the knowledge that UFOs are real -- because he saw one when he was young. Chism presents an interesting review of UFOs over the past 60 years, which, while far from unique, is productive. He is deeply sceptical about the government's handling of UFO situations, and he provides considerable evidence to support this. If the reader didn't mistrust the Feds prior to reading this book, he or she is very likely to afterward.

A weakness, in my opinion, is the lack of specific attribution for the case sutdies or sightings. While the casual reader won't care, following up would be difficult.

At the end, the author provides suggested letters and contacts for the reader to use in urging Congress to free up UFO data. While I couldn't agree more, I am too cynical to believe this would work. Still, no harm in trying.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Anthony Constable on April 11, 2009
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This book is a triumph! Mr. Chism's latest work brings together several aspects of extra-terrestrial visitation activity -- a subject that, hitherto, I had not spent much time thinking about.

The author establishes his bona fides up front by telling of his own UFO encounter. If he is correct when he asserts that he and countless thousands of other earthlings have witnessed UFOs and/or closer encounters, then I have to accept that several other folks that I know are keeping mum about their own UFO sightings. Why would this be the case?

Religious people often share their own socially acceptable supernatural beliefs. Belief in the existence of UFOs is shared less frequently, apparently because it isn't socially acceptable.

All in all a good read and informative. Kudos are due Mr. Chism.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on June 9, 2009
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As long as there is terrestrial human life, the existence of extraterrestrial life in the universe is a debate that will likely rage on until humanity has fully explored the universe, or a sapient species is finally encountered. "The Thinking Person's UFO Book" offers thoughts on the subject from author Gordon Chism, a believer in the existence of UFOs. Pointing out that humanity's primitive instincts predispose them to bury their heads in the sand, "The Thinking Person's UFO Book" is worth a look for an intriguing read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By pfe on March 1, 2014
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There are so many books on the UFO subject and I've read dozons of them. This is the first one to mostly objectively tell the history of modern UFO history one volume.
If you are a newbie to the subject of UFO's this book is a must have for your library. Buy it today!
If you, like myself have studied this subject for 50 years you will find a lot in here that you already heard. But the book, like any good history book must repeat what you may already know, but that's what history is about.
I highly recommend this book as perhaps the best UFO book you can buy. Get it today! You won't be sorry.
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