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on September 19, 2011
This is a very worthwhile topic, and it would be great to see informative books coming out on this topic. But Sauder's book, alas, is useless. The author is honest--he admits he has no personal knowledge of the bases and has received essentially zero useful information from insiders. (The only nuggets are that someone descended 17 levels in a White House elevator and still did not reach bottom, and that there is an underground base in California with 42 levels). Why write a book if you have nothing to say? All that Sauder did is file a bunch of FOIA requests and receive government documents of negligible utility. So he speculates on what might or might not be. We all can do that, and we don't need to fill up a book with our speculations.
By contrast, I would recommend Branton's book on the Dulce Wars. While that book only covers one underground base and is poorly edited, it does at least give a great deal of insider information, so the reader does learn something instead of just wasting his time looking for nonexistent information.