By Annie Jacobsen
It is the main recognized army deploy on the earth. And it doesn't exist. positioned a trifling seventy-five miles outdoor of Las Vegas in Nevada's wilderness, the bottom hasn't ever been stated by way of the U.S. government-but region fifty one has captivated imaginations for many years.
Myths and hypotheses approximately sector fifty one have lengthy abounded, due to the serious secrecy enveloping it. a few declare it really is domestic to extraterrestrial beings, underground tunnel structures, and nuclear amenities. Others think that the lunar touchdown itself used to be filmed there. the superiority of those rumors stems from the truth that no credible insider has ever divulged the reality approximately his time contained in the base. formerly.
Annie Jacobsen had particular entry to nineteen males who served the bottom proudly and secretly for many years and are actually elderly 75-92, and extraordinary entry to fifty-five extra army and intelligence body of workers, scientists, pilots, and engineers associated with the key base, thirty-two of whom lived and labored there for prolonged sessions. In Area fifty one, Jacobsen indicates us what has quite long gone on within the Nevada barren region, from trying out nuclear guns to development super-secret, supersonic jets to pursuing the battle on Terror.
This is the 1st e-book in keeping with interviews with eye witnesses to region fifty one background, which makes it the seminal paintings at the topic. jam-packed with previously labeled details that hasn't ever been correctly decoded for the general public, Area 51 weaves the mysterious actions of the top-secret base right into a gripping narrative, displaying that proof are usually extra wonderful than fiction, specially while the excellence is nearly most unlikely to make.
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Area 51: An Uncensored History of America's Top Secret Military Base by Annie Jacobsen