Area 51

An Uncensored History of America's Top Secret Military Base

by Annie Jacobsen

Area 51

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An Uncensored History of America's Top Secret Military Base
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Area 51
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An Uncensored History of America's Top Secret Military Base
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Annie Jacobsen

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Presents a history of the most famous secret military installation in the world, assembled from interviews with the people who served there and formerly classified information.

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Area 51 is a desert land parcel just outside the abandoned Nevada Test and Training Range, where more than 100 atmospheric bomb tests were conducted in the 1950s. The secrecy surrounding Area 51 has made it fertile ground for conspiracy theories. In Area 51: An Uncensored History of America's Top Secret Military Base, Jacobsen draws on interviews with 74 individuals with rare firsthand knowledge of the secret base to detail how several agencies — including the Atomic Energy

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