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Flying Saucers from Outer Space
Flying Saucers from Outer Space (1950) is a non-fiction book by Donald Edward Keyhoe about flying saucers. In 1956 a film version was made under the title Earth vs. the Flying Saucers, also known as Invasion of the Flying Saucers.
Hardcover, 276 pages
Published 1953 by Henry Holt & Company (NY)
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Apr 07, 2010 Erik Graff rated it really liked it · review of another edition
Recommends it for: Ufologists
Recommended to Erik by: no one
I read this book at the Park Ridge Public Library during the period of my fascination with UFOs, an interest which led me to read everything the library had until my interest faded with the beginning of high school. Of the books written in the late forties and early fifties, this may be the best. Keyhoe, a retired Marine officer himself, based most of it on official military reports and on interviews.
Read this when I was about 9 or 10. It was written in a rather technical fashion (considering my age) that lead the reader to believe there was a true story here. Cannot say it totally convenienced the young boy UFOs were real but opened a life time of curiousity and a love for research to find answers and to always believe there is much beyond our understanding that can be real. The unknown is just something that has to be researched then it won't be the unknow.