Tuesday Review: Area 51: An Uncensored History of America’s Top Secret Military Base by Annie Jacobson

Tuesday Review: Area 51: An Uncensored History of America’s Top Secret Military Base by Annie Jacobson

There are several reasons why you must read this book.

First of all you want to know about the aliens, right? Come on, admit it. If you have a shred of curiosity in your mind about what really happened at Roswell then for the sake of your peace of mind read this book. I won’t spoil it for you but the author sites Occam’s razor which she defines as “simpler explanations are, other things being equal, generally better than more complex ones” to justify her revelation that there were indeed little beings with bug heads and large eyes that crashed , alive in a saucer shaped craft.

How about that? When you read what the author claims really happened you will be amazed. Is it the truth? It appears well documented. She has footnotes an’ everthing! But really-it seems plausible and makes more sense than many other theories.

But the book is far more than just the revelation about the crash. Area 51 has a rich and checkered history and Area 51: An Uncensored History of America’s Top Secret Military Base manages to de-cloak much of it, at least the portions that amazingly enough, have been declassified and made public.

Amazing stuff, really. Giant spaceships powered by nuclear bombs. Spy planes flying 80,000 feet high at mach 3.5 taking photos in such detail that you could read license plates. Fusion bombs set off that were so powerful that scientists fled in fear that the atmosphere would be set on fire.


And that is just a small part of the wonders that Jacobson uncovers. Reading the book is a serious undertaking, it’s over 400 pages (544 if you count all those footnotes) but it moves right along and to me was a page turner.

Some great photos, many never published before, are part of the allure.

But the real story here, and the main reason why you and every American should read this book is to see your guvmint in action.

To see the deals, the egos, the power struggles and the just plain stupidity of the military and the CIA intertwined with dumb, greedy politicians is eye-opening and depressing. The most important take away? You will be astounded to learn the most secretive organization of the U.S. Government. CIA? Military? FBI? National Security Council? Nope. An organization that thumbed it’s nose at Presidents seeking the truth and still does it today.

The Atomic Energy Commission.

Read it and tremble. What hath God wrought? Nothing compared to what man has and is hiding.

Rant D’Jour Calling George Orwell.

Soon in downtown
Wilkes-Barre he will have over 500 eyes. The Mayor has decided that a system of security cameras is a fine idea…more


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