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 ----- 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 ----- Terry W. Colvin 15 Apr-10 Jul 2011 Fort Walton Beach area, Florida Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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