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Area 51 : an uncensored history of America's top secret military base / Annie Jacobsen.

By: Jacobsen, Annie.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2011Edition: 1st ed.Description: xv, 523 p., [32] p. of plates : ill., map ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9780316132947 (hardcover); 0316132942 (hardcover); 9780316197243 (international ed.); 0316197246 (international ed.).Other title: Area Fifty-one.Subject(s): Area 51 (Nev.) -- History | Military bases -- Nevada -- History | Proving grounds -- Nevada -- History | Military intelligence -- United States -- History | Defense information, Classified -- United States -- History | Military research -- United States -- History | Undercover operations -- United States -- History | Area 51 (Nev.) -- Biography | Soldiers -- United States -- Biography | Intelligence officers -- United States -- BiographyDDC classification: 358.4/170979314
Contents:
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.
Summary: 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.
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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.

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Annie Jacobsen was a contributing editor at the Los Angeles Times Magazine and is the author of the New York Times bestseller Area 51. A graduate of Princeton University, she lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two sons.

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