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The Day After Roswell

3.64 of 5 stars 3.64  ·  rating details  ·  518 ratings  ·  49 reviews
If you've ever wondered what crashed into the desert near Roswell, New Mexico, in 1947, this book will give you some startling answers. While the first version was published in hardcover in 1997, Corso provides new evidence for the presence of alien intruders in this pocket paperback edition. Whether or not you believe his contention, the sheer weight of governmental sourc ...more
Hardcover, 341 pages
Published July 1st 1997 by Simon & Schuster (NY) (first published 1997)
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Joshua
After reading this book one must ask themself, is he lying?
And if he is lying, what is his intention in lying. What does he hope to accomplish? A careful reading of the book makes the likelihood of it being a lie very slim. If indeed it is a lie, it is a carefully crafted lie that Corso put together intertwined with reames of supportive data and evidence that really accomplishes nothing. Seeing as it wasn't published until he was a very old man (he's now passed on)he stood to benefit very little
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Kat Davis
I have never read such gibberish in my life!! I find it hard to believe this was written by a Colonel who wrote official military reports. It is badly written, badly researched, over written, and waffles.

I also find it hard to believe that many technologies we now take for granted such as integrated circuitry, lasers and even stealth technology were spoon fed to large companies and reverse engineered from alien materials while tricking the companies into thinking they had invented the materials
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Jon
This is the account of the late Philip Corso, colonel in the United States Army and as he tells it, overseer of alien technology. As the title implies, this story has its true beginning with the UFO crash in Roswell, New Mexico of July 1947. Corso tells of the various forms of alien technology and entities that were recovered from the crash site. With the experience of being the head of the Army's Foreign Technology Desk in Research and Development, Corso led the effort to reverse engineer this ...more
Nik
Read this a while back. The author discusses the apparent reverse engineering efforts of US Mil from retrieved crashed UFO hardware and contributions it later made (fiber, laser, transistor etc) to the civilian electronics/telecom industries. Though the transistor has a mysterious beginning sometime in 1947, the same year of the famous roswell/aztec crash, I never really could pay too much attention to this book's content. It felt different. Disinfo maybe?
Seth Madej
At first The Day After Roswell perplexed me. Most crackpot books are written by faceless weirdos making claims that by their nature can't be disproven. This one, on the other hand, has both an author (Col. Philip J. Corso) and a central assertion (that much of the 20th century's greatest technology was not invented by humans but actually discovered in an alien spacecraft that crashed at Roswell) that are readily investigable. How could Corso write this thing without destroying his reputation?

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Simon Barker
This book is either only for people who believe in aliens and conspiracies, not for people who try/want to prove aliens are fake. This was a rather interesting, very informative book. It is based on the ufo crash in Roswell, New Mexico. Since it was written over 40 years after the crash, the more it seems to be a lie. But if it is a lie, then it was a very good crafted lie, because the author provides lots of supporting information. The fact that the author was a Colonel seems to make it more b ...more
Mr. H.
I first became interested in this book when I saw the author on a tv talk show many, many years ago and finally had the chance to buy his book.

The book makes a very interesting read. Basically Philip J. Corso was in the military, back in the day when a dedicated and enthusiastic enlisted individual could make a great difference and eventually find himself climbing the ranks of the military brass of very high and privileged levels. Because of such authority and rank Philip J. Corso he found hims
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Gevera Bert
How could a book about such an exciting topic be so boring? I'd be reading, and all of a sudden I'd find myself on my phone looking at Facebook with no memory of putting down the book. Or maybe that was the aliens, not wanting me to find out the truth?
Col. Corso details how he was given a filing cabinet full of alien artifacts from the Roswell crash and put them into production--items such as fiber optics, Kevlar, integrated circuits, circuit boards, night vision goggles, lasers, and more suppo
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Erik Graff
Jan 25, 2011 Erik Graff rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Ufologists
Recommended to Erik by: Michael Miley
Shelves: history
Back in 1997 I still had access to the ancestors' cottage on the SE shore of Lake Michigan. Mike Miley, my roommate in Chicago from 1979 to 1983 and an old high school friend, was in the habit of visiting from his new home in northern California every summer, the two of us retreating to the woods together for few days during his stays. A bibliophile and ever-fascinated by what he calls "high weirdness", Michael would customarily travel with two items: a bag with his personals and another, usuall ...more
Rick
Very interesting book. What follows is the publisher's synopsis of the book.

A landmark expose firmly grounded in fact, The Day After Roswell ends the decades-old controversy surrounding the mysterious crash of an unidentified aircraft at Roswell, New Mexico, in 1947. Backed by documents newly declassified through the Freedom of Information Act, Colonel Philip J. Corso (Ret.), a member of President Eisenhower's National Security Council and former head of the Foreign Technology Desk at the U.S.
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Donna
A bit hard to start…and am fascinated as to how they covered up the UFO crash debris and aliens. The use of brute force on civilians and some military personnel to keep people quiet and to deny what they saw seems ludicrous to me. All in the name of safety? Well maybe people would have panicked…who knows. I do not like Corso’s and the military’s view that all alien beings are out to harm. Perhaps they must think that because that is the armed forces only function. His description of how the mil ...more
Laura Gutierrez
The science fictional novel The Day After Roswell written by Philip J. Corso is a very captivating book if you're interested about The "Roswell UFO crash" in 1994. This novel demonstrates the perspective of lieutenant Philip J. Corso on the incident of the UFO crash. In the beginning, you discover more about Corso describing upon secrets of The Pentagon and The Army, as the suspense leads to what was seen during the event and then ending on the controversial question, "Are Extraterrestrials rea ...more
Bob
Oct 07, 2007 Bob rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: UFOlogists and X-Filers
Corso's writing is a bit brittle - and even so, he appears to be at least partially ghost-written - but his story makes up for any stiffness in his prose. Unlike so many others who have written about the U.S. government's cover-up of the real story about UFOs, but didn't in fact know the real story themselves, Corso was one of those government officials who was perpetuating the cover-up, passing technological treasures from the Roswell crash to various corporations, who would then turn the techn ...more
Nathan
Sep 17, 2007 Nathan rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Conspiracy nuts & alien humorists.
Shelves: trust-no-one
I love books like this. This nonfiction work is written by Col. Philip J. Corso, former Army intelligence officer, and it comes with a forward by Senator Strom Thurmond claiming that Corso is in no way a nut, and is a reliable hero that people should trust. Of course, when the forward was written, Thurmond was old enough to have been completely senile, so maybe Corso's credibility is still in question. Thurmond's as well, but that's a different book review and an unfair digression. Regardless, C ...more
Amit Sachan
The plot seems to good to be true... Even if Philip J. Corso was part of that secret project, explanation of things are looks much like a script.
Jim Berkin
Found this one at a yardsale and read it in an afternoon - I really don't know if this guy is lying or is revealing the giant secret of how a lot of our modern technology was reverse-engineered from a crashed UFO (except the propulsion system which according to Corso remains a mystery) - but I found this book immensely interesting & entertaining. It's a lot like listening to Coast To Coast AM, the late night radio show that often specializes in this kind of material. I also hope this guy is ...more
Lee
One has to give Philip Corso the benefit of his credentials and security clearance. The dramatic or poetic opening and closing seems a bit quaint but the environmental dark does swallow you up at night out there in the deserts of New Mexico.

There is some circumstantial "evidence" put forward, like the cover/contact lens of the aliens eyes that also makes one wonder if he saw the, now exposed, fake alien autopsy movie. Still, it is probable but there is no proof or evidence. Others might argue th
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tim
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Michael Sloan
A great follow-up on the integrity of the author, Col. Philip J. Corso, is this well-reasoned article http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/exo....

This is one helluva story from a guy allegedly at the center of it all.
Wendy
Oddly, both fascinating and sleep-inducing at the same time. I think the sleep-inducing part comes from the writing style, which is rather amateurish. What he has to say is either silly or earth-shattering, depending on your viewpoint. Did an alien ship really crash in New Mexico in 1947? Is our most world-changing technology (like lasers, the integrated circuit, and night vision goggles)just stolen from aliens? Did Corso really believe that what he wrote actually happened, or is he part of a la ...more
Jerry Travis
Nov 26, 2009 Jerry Travis is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: outside-the-box
Wow, does Corso have the politics in Washington DC pegged down. It's worth reading just to understand how the United States is not really a united country, but just a bunch of autonomous organizations vying for power with each other. Forget the UFOs. The book is worth reading just to get this perspective. In the book, Corso states the various US spook organizations spend more time spying on each other, than all the other countries put together. And after working in Washington DC, particularly wi ...more
Jeff Phillips
I find myself becoming more and more intrigued by conspiracy theories and heard this book mentioned in a podcast. Whether the details described by Corso are true or not, it's still enjoyable to think about. I learned a lot about military culture in general and R&D I wasn't aware of before. There are aspects of the book where details are brushed over that I would have hoped he'd expound upon, like mention of a deep infiltration by aliens throughout long standing history. Without details or hi ...more
Roar
Most of the book is very boring! In general I am not all that skeptical about the existence of extra terrestrial life, but Corso seems to think we are in some kind of cold war with them! I find this the most unlikely claim in the whole book. Why would the EBE's ability to attack and take the earth coincide in time with our ability to defend it? If they wanted to take our planet, couldn't they have done it long ago before we reached a technological level that makes it difficult for them?
Lucas Gili
This is probably the best book on UFOs that I've read, and I've read a few. Besides the fact that he was very highly ranked in the military, he writes about all of it in a very matter of fact way and isn't biased or particularly interested in UFOs - it was just part of his job that was assigned to him. It's an enjoyable read and I highly recommend it.
Matt
What bothers me is that Stanton T. Friedman, a physicist and UFO expert, who is often quoted on TV shows and documentary films about UFOs, believes every fakata UFO claim except Corso's.

My guess it is because he is Italian-American. We get absolutely no repect in the USA.

There are aliens, Corso knew about them.
Ty
If you haven't read this, this should be the next book you pick up!
Nikole
I liked it until midway through and then each chapter became a story about how each item from roswell came to be developed. Interesting, but got boring. Not an easy read because there is a lot of plot and details not to be missed. I DO BELIEVE IN ALIENS!
Tom Kenis
If 1% of what's in this book is true, it still recounts one of the most important events of the 20th century. Accusations of hubris aside, Corso's story is credible, detailed, and worth checking out by believers and doubters alike.
Stephen
This is either the biggest hoax or the best book ever. Philip Corso basicly lets the cat out of the bag about Roswell, the tech that we took from the crash, and its' development. Time will tell whether it is truth or fiction.
Shane Grier
I hope this book is true because it sure is amazing. I am a sucker for the whole alien conspiracy. If you want to hear a fantastic tale of secrets and the enter workings of the Pentagon than this is a good bet.
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