- Series: Voyagers (Book 2)
- Paperback: 610 pages
- Publisher: Granite Publishing; 2nd ed. edition (September 15, 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0926524585
- ISBN-13: 978-0926524583
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.2 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #496,504 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Firestorm: Dr. James E. McDonald's Fight for UFO Science (Voyagers) 2nd ed. Edition
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From the Publisher
This is the definitive authorized biography and summary research of one the great unsung heroes of American science: Dr. James E. McDonald. Ann Druffel's exclusive access to McDonald's personal archives bring to vivid life the early days of what came to be known as the "Great UFO Cover-Up." Now it is clear what went on and why.
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Top Customer Reviews
publishers have to have something that is eye catching and nags at the brain (saying read me, read me). But it is the
careful and fair treatment of the subject by Ann Druffel that should pull you into the subject.
I guess that it's fair to say that our government wishes we would not talk about the UFO subject and wants anyone that does
should be ridiculed as nuts or some such thing. The problem is that occasionally something is seen that is beyond the
norm. That is what Dr. McDonald was pulled into. His work was atmospheric research (meteorology) and from looking
at his work, he was quite good at it. In Arizona, he and many of his friends witnessed oddities and James took up
the work to try and explain using science. 99.5 % of these observations were explainable.
It's that remaining 0.5 % that pushed him along to question what was going on. Objects with speeds
up to 12,000 mph with no sonic boom, others that turned 90 degree angles at 600 mph.
The book is about his life and his desire to get the study out in the open. It also covers the history of UFOs and
how the pubic looked at the subject. I did not know that UFO clubs were founded in the 1940s and 1950s
where groups of average US citizens worked together to record, analyze and publish reports on the odd
observations seen in the sky.