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Area 51: The Dreamland Chronicles

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Area 51, Dreamland, Groom Lake, Paradise Ranch, Watertown Strip, the Box: all refer to the top-secret research installation, located a hundred miles north of Las Vegas, which, for many, has come to stand for all that is shadowy and nefarious about the military-industrial-intelligence complex. Built under the direction of the CIA in the 1950s, the base served as the origina ...more
ebook, 320 pages
Published January 7th 2014 by Holt Paperbacks (first published November 1st 1997)
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Originally at firs thought it was terrible because it seemed so long but turned out to be a good book that would make you think about the government and how it can keep such large secrets costing million on top of millions of dollars for so long, and also how much do we really know about what our government does.

The author/ narrator David Darlington tells the reader of his experiences with Area 51 and the people he meets along the way including being caught by the law and Area 51 guards. Besides
Robert III
Strange and scary and fucked up and funny! Billions of tax dollars going into Black Budget programs that only a few people are allowed to know about. What the fuck. UFO enthusiasts and their interpersonal relations, hilariously juvenile and off the wall. weird. makes you think about what you don't know, the ultimate big picture, and there's always another bigger picture beyond that frame...
My Daddy read it to me when I was younger, as we planned our trip to Area 51... LMAO, all I remember was it was heavily detailed and uh... it was really interesting!!
way too many interviews with nutbags and weirdos. Not enough fact. Author is a sensible guy, but he lets the nutbags go on too long before stepping in.
This is everything you ever wanted to know about the secret base, that does or does not exist, but were afraid to find out. A fun read.
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