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    Description"Area 51" It is the most famous military installation in the world. And it doesn't exist. Located a mere seventy-five miles outside of Las Vegas in Nevada's desert, the base has never been acknowledged by the U.S. government-but Area 51 has captivated imaginations for decades. Myths and hypotheses about Area 51 have long abounded, thanks to the intense secrecy enveloping it. Some claim it is home to aliens, underground tunnel systems, and nuclear facilities. Others believe that the lunar landing itself was filmed there. The prevalence of these rumors stems from the fact that no credible insider has ever divulged the truth about his time inside the base. Until now. Annie Jacobsen had exclusive access to nineteen men who served the base proudly and secretly for decades and are now aged 75-92, and unprecedented access to fifty-five additional military and intelligence personnel, scientists, pilots, and engineers linked to the secret base, thirty-two of whom lived and worked there for extended periods. In "Area 51, "Jacobsen shows us what has really gone on in the Nevada desert, from testing nuclear weapons to building super-secret, supersonic jets to pursuing the War on Terror. This is the first book based on interviews with eye witnesses to Area 51 history, which makes it the seminal work on the subject. Filled with formerly classified information that has never been accurately decoded for the public, "Area 51" weaves the mysterious activities of the top-secret base into a gripping narrative, showing that facts are often more fantastic than fiction, especially when the distinction is almost impossible to make.

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    Area 51
    An Uncensored History of America's Top Secret Military Base
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Annie Jacobsen
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 811
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 58 mm
    Weight: 1,225 g
    ISBN 13: 9780316178075
    ISBN 10: 0316178071

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    B&T Approval Code: A44483400
    DC22: 358.4/170979314
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 001.94209793
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    LC classification: UG634.5.A74 J33 2011C
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027110
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    Large type / large print
    Edition statement
    large type edition
    Illustrations note
    , maps, black & white plates
    Little, Brown & Company
    Imprint name
    Little, Brown & Company
    Publication date
    22 June 2011
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    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.