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Review Of Jacobsen's Area 51 Book

From: Terry W. Colvin <fortean1.nul>
Date: Mon, 23 May 2011 20:17:54 -0500 (GMT-05:00)
Archived: Tue, 24 May 2011 12:59:09 -0400
Subject: Review Of Jacobsen's Area 51 Book

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Date: Mon, 23 May 2011 11:50:05 -0500
From: Jay Miller <aerofax.nul>
Subject: Some Interesting Links Including A-12 At Area 51

To all,

Did a review of the new Area 51 book by Annie Jacobsen for ABC
News.

In summary, it's a golden opportunity missed.

Annie is not an airplane person and she is not in the least
aviation savvy. She has no depth, no understanding, and no
background that would give her the tools necessary to write
about this most complex of subjects. She refers to "jet fighter
rockets" and "destroyer battleships" and other such crap with
far too much regularity. She gives virtually no credit to Kelly
Johnson for anything that went on at Area 51 during the 1950s
and 1960s - and conversely claims that Dick Bissell did
everything. Tony LeVier's name is mentioned only once (that I
recall), and for those of you who didn't know, the CIA did
everything but build the A-12/F-12/SR-71 and D-21. One of
Lockheed's U-2's crashed (during the mid-1950's flight test
program) as a result of "overheating".

I am, to put it mildly, sorely disappointed in this book. Any
"non- fiction" history of Area 51 that claims the Roswell, NM
flying saucer crap as the site's raison d'etre and that the
flying saucer itself was the end product of Russia's post-war
collaboration with the Horton Brothers isn't worthy of being a
door stop, much less an historical resource in my reference
library.

Don't waste your money - not even the photos are fresh.

Jay

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Terry W. Colvin
15 Apr-10 Jul 2011
Fort Walton Beach area, Florida



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