- Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: Holt Paperbacks (November 15, 1998)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0805060405
- ISBN-13: 978-0805060409
- Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.8 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 23 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,504,507 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Area 51: The Dreamland Chronicles Paperback – November 15, 1998
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A fascinating subject - I only wish I was more aware of what was going on out there at the time it was happening. I might have relocated there.
One of my favorite books of all time about Area 51. I have owned two copies, #2 is almost worn out again as I constantly reread it!
The books doesn't seem to reach a solid conclusion as to whether Area 51 is still basically a flight test center for secret (and admittedly, exotic) aircraft, or a haven for UFO's and every type of unsavory government conspiracy. Instead the book seems to leave this up to the reader, and so doesn't really accomplish very much.
Furthermore, the book later focuses on the activities of Area 51 watchers, rather than on the Groom Lake test site itself.
I am frequently disappointed by the gullibility of the American people, and the tendency to want to believe that an all-powerful government is "covering up" crashed alien spaceships, and back-engineering alien technology. Few people ever stop to consider that if the government wanted to cover something up, the most logical thing to cover it up with would be something even more interesting, hence the UFO craze. This begs the question; what is the U.S. Government REALLY hiding? For example, consider this point: Why would anyone need a 3 mile long runway to land alien saucers?
As alternate reading material I suggest the following: For anyone interested in secret and "black" aircraft projects, read "Dark Eagles". For those interested in the UFO phenomenon, read "The Real Roswell Crashed-Saucer Coverup". True, it approaches the topic from a skeptics point of view, but anyone who considers themselves to be objective should be willing to listen to a critic. For those who want to understand exotic engineering development, instead of parroting silly things like "aliens gave us velcro", try to obtain a copy of the book Electrogravitics Systems : Reports on a New Propulsion Methodology by Thomas Valone.
All of these can be obtained through amazon.com.
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However, that has not deterred me from reading this book for the 6th time.Read more