Area 51 by David Darlington
The Dreamland Chronicles

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Area 51, Dreamland, Groom Lake, the Ranch, the Box--all these names refer to the top-secret research installation, located 100 miles north of Las Vegas, that has prompted speculations about captured alien spacecraft and hidden bodies of extraterrestrial beings. In this book, David Darlington details the history. legends, and characters involved with Area 51, spinning a tale of intrigue and outrage that speaks volumes about American democracy at the end of the 20th century. of photos.
 

About David Darlington

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David Darlington is the critically acclaimed author of The Mojave (1996, 0-8050-5594-0), In Condor Country, and Angel's Visits. He lives in the San Francisco Bay area.
 
Published November 1, 1997 by Henry Holt & Co. 281 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality. Non-fiction

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With a mixture of solid research and first-person ruminations, Patton explores a loosely knit community of tech-obsessed sky watchers dubbed ""the Interceptors,"" who are dedicated to unlocking the secrets of Area 51.

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Area 51, the remote piece of Nevada desert real estate that serves as a top secret military installation, is the crossroads where the paranoid, the paranormal and a pop culture parable converge.

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In this era of diminishing American intellectual curiosity and increasing American credulity, Area 51 has paradoxically come to symbolize...

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It did dawn on me while I was reading his fun — but not fun enough — book that Darlington could be an alien abductee himself.

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