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UFOs and the National Security State 2: The Cover-up Exposed 1973-91 (UFOs and the National Security State #2)

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This is the 2nd volume in Richard Dolans series, "UFOs and the National Security State," which covers all aspects of the UFO phenomenon from the 1940s to the present day. Volume 2, "The Cover-Up Exposed, 1973-1991," analyzes the UFO sightings, politics, and research that occurred during the last two decades of the cold war.

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Paperback, 638 pages
Published September 1st 2009 by Keyhole Publishing (first published 2009)
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Kyle Cranmer
This is an excellent book. If you want to know how the government hordes it's information (about everything, not just UFOs), read this book.
Phil Penhallow
I must confess that I am a great fan of Richard Dolan's work simply because it is all so well researched and referenced with very little that is speculative. This book is the 2nd volume in the series and covers the period 1973-91 in detail with many fascinating encounters and facts that as a reader of this material since I was young, I did not know. It also covers other subjects beside UFO's but not in such detail. I used this book to do part of the research for my own, for me there is no better ...more
If there is any voice appropriate for breaching the gulf between acceptable and fringe discussion of the UFO phenomenon, Richard Dolan’s is it. Impeccable research credentials as an academic, combined with straightforward, no-nonsense, no-punches-pulled prose, fit the bill for this most important task. Dolan never ventures past what the evidence portrays, often at the expense of a neat conclusion; yet neither does he shrink from laying out that evidence and pointing to its clear implications and ...more
brilliant!!! The complete historyof america including the part we dont get to hear about, UFOs, when you add this topic into the mix, suddenly everything else makes sense. it is impossible to understand exactly what has happened the past 75 years without understanding the UFO phenomena. Richard Dolan has certainly done his homework, the book is complete and has many shocking revalations that make history understandable. love these books.!!!
This is a fine follow up to Dolan's first volume of "UFOs and the National Security State" 1. I think he learned a lot from writing the first book. The writing style for 2 is less compressed than in the first volume. He takes time for more discussion. He is still capturing as much of the phenomenon as he can for completeness.

FYI. I intentionally, ILLed the first edition of his first volume and read it before reading the second edition of that title that I had purchased. There wasn't that much wr
Tom Kenis
Factual, not exactly concise, but sober. Regardless of what popular conception and representation would have one believe, unexplained aerial vehicles are far from tinfoil hat stuff. Regardless of what they are, they have been and still are a major concern of most governments. Numerous reports and memos have been written by generals, colonels, policemen, and politicians. The issue at hand may not just be truth, and the scurrying about of men wearing black sunglasses to misconstrue it. It goes to ...more
A. Thurman
This book is almost as much a history of trends within "ufology" as it is of UFO sightings. Comprehensive and exhaustively researched, I leave off a star only because it seems more speculative than the first volume. But then again, ufology got weirder in the time period covered - abductions and Area 51 conspiracy came into play in the 1980s.

Recommended along with Leslie Kean's UFO book for anyone who wants to read about the subject without all the silliness and handwaving.
Manheim Wagner
In "UFOs and the National Security State: The Cover-up Exposed, 1973-1991," Richard Dolan provides the reader an overview of the UFO phenomenon without any doses of specualtion. This is an honest assessment of the UFO phenomenon and the people who have researched it.
Mark Tallen
This and volume one are the definitive books on the subject
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“Setting aside the truth value of the UFO phenomenon, it is an interesting sociological reality that so many people are unwilling to discuss the most - and at times traumatic - experience of their lives. What does it say about our society that this is so? My feeling is that, by its very nature, it represents a form of repression. If you are a reader who believes UFOs to be nonsense of some sort, I can nevertheless assure you that you have a friend or relation who has seen one. They have simply learned not to discuss it. Many people can live perfectly well within the constraints of repression and denial; they simply learn to shut off certain parts of their mind. It is sad, but it happens all of the time.

But not everyone is the same. Not everyone is willing to do this, or even can do this. By any estimate, there are may millions of people on this planet who have had a powerful UFO experience. They cannot and will not be silenced indefinitely.”
“There is scarcely a person on Earth who has not heard of UFOs; many believe in them. Few, however, can say much about them. Fewer still-even believers-can find much time to think about them. Life finds a way of keeping us occupied with other matters.” 2 likes
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