- Paperback: 192 pages
- Publisher: New Page Books (September 15, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1601630263
- ISBN-13: 978-1601630261
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.3 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (86 customer reviews)
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The Roswell Legacy: The Untold Story of the First Military Officer at the 1947 Crash Site Paperback – September 15, 2008
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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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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. He recaps the Roswell events, and his involvement; however, he also provides much evidence in support of the truth of the matter, that he became cognizant of so long ago. With this ammunition provided, he effortlessly quashes the "debunker conjecture" and gives the reader a clear conspectus of what took place over 60 years ago in New Mexico.
Along with covering some familiar ground, he also divulges some "new" and very "gripping information"; some readers may in fact find these admissions unsettling. I was not previous aware of these facts, and I must confess I was captivated by those pages! These revelations will undoubtedly re-ignite "Roswell Research!"
Something I felt unique, and ending up very essential to the book, was a chapter penned by Jesse's wife "Linda." In it she gives her perspective, having worked for, then marrying a man, raising a family etc., of someone who is smack dab in the middle of the UFO controversy.
Her views give the reader, an alternative account of their life together, as well as the effect that Ufology has had on her and the Marcel family. Her writing style is like that of Jesse's and one can imagine sitting in her kitchen having a cup of coffee.
At the end of the book, Jesse shares his views on "life in the universe," as well as the motivations for the government withholding and covering up information pertaining to the "UFO phenomenon" and it's source. By this time, the reader has discovered that "Jesse Marcel Jr." isn't some "country boy" living up in Montana, wearing a tinfoil hat! He's a compassionate, intelligent, articulate, patriotic individual!
Finally, most of the a fore mentioned attributes that Jesse holds were mutual between he and his father; in fact I'm sure Jesse Jr. would credit his parents, in particular his father for instilling these values into him. The other admirable trait, is they were/are both "men of their word"; to that end, Jesse made a promise to his father shortly before he died over 20 years ago--this book, this chronicle of events, is a fulfillment and culmination of that promise! Bravo Jesse!
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. As you read the pages of The Roswell Legacy, I can assure that the events described by Jess and Linda are accurate and truthful, for this is the character of both of these individuals.
The extraterrestrial craft that crashed outside of Roswell, New Mexico in 1947 could be likened to a seed of knowledge that fell to Earth upon the desert soil. Mankind has been, for better or for worse, denied the fruits of that seed up until now and as a result our own social evolution has been stunted. For many reasons, enormous resources have been expended over the past 60 years to cover up the truth about Roswell and to prevent the seed from germinating. With the writing of The Roswell Legacy, Dr. Jesse marcel Jr has taken an important step towards fulfilling his father's wish to bring down the veil of secrecy that has obscured the true nature of the crash at Roswell for the past 60 years. The implications of this revelation are staggering, but at last our own starship Earth can begin to redirect its heading toward a path which is paved with truth and enlightenment. I thank Jesse and Linda Marcel for the their time and effort in producing this most important revelation of the truth about Roswell.
Richard O'Connor, MD
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