Jacobsen, Annie.

Area 51 : an uncensored history of America's top secret military base / Area Fifty-one Annie Jacobsen. - 1st ed. - New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2011. - xv, 523 p., [32] p. of plates : ill., map ; 25 cm.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

The secret city -- The riddle of Area 51 -- Imagine a war of the worlds -- The secret base -- The seeds of a conspiracy -- The need-to-know -- Atomic accidents -- From ghost town to boomtown -- Cat and mouse becomes downfall -- The base builds back up -- Wizards of science, technology, and diplomacy -- What airplane? -- Covering up the cover-up -- Dull, dirty, and dangerous requires drones -- Drama in the desert -- The ultimate boys' club -- Operation Black Shield and the secret history of the USS Pueblo -- The MiGs of Area 51 -- Meltdown -- The lunar-landing conspiracy and other legends of Area 51 -- From camera bays to weapons bays, the Air Force takes control -- Revelation.

Presents a history of the most famous secret military installation in the world, assembled from interviews with the people who served there and formerly classified information.

9780316132947 (hardcover) 0316132942 (hardcover) 9780316197243 (international ed.) 0316197246 (international ed.)


Military bases--History.--Nevada
Proving grounds--History.--Nevada
Military intelligence--History.--United States
Defense information, Classified--History.--United States
Military research--History.--United States
Undercover operations--History.--United States
Soldiers--United States--Biography.
Intelligence officers--United States--Biography.

Area 51 (Nev.)--History.
Area 51 (Nev.)--Biography.

UA26.N4 / J33 2011