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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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    Title
    Area 51
    Subtitle
    An Uncensored History of America's Top Secret Military Base
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Annie Jacobsen, Read by Annie Jacobsen
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 145 mm
    Thickness: 56 mm
    Weight: 431 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781609410896
    ISBN 10: 1609410890
    Classifications

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: WAR
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    BIC subject category V2: HBJK
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HBW
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    B&T General Subject: 520
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/21CNTY, CHRN/LATE20, GEOG/NEVADA
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 55590
    Ingram Subject Code: JV
    Libri: I-JV
    B&T Approval Code: A44483400
    DC22: 358.4/170979314
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 001.94209793
    DC21: 001.94209793
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027110
    LC classification: UG634.5.A74 J33 2011B
    Edition
    Unabridged
    Edition statement
    Unabridged
    Publisher
    Hachette Audio
    Imprint name
    Hachette Audio
    Publication date
    17 May 2011
    Review quote
    "A compelling narrative of 50 years of covert operations by the CIA, the U.S. military, and the mysterious "Atomic Energy Commission."... Her meticulous research makes for a fascinating read, as it intersperses the accounts of secret government projects with anecdotes from the people who made those projects happen."--Slate "Rachel Larimore "