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The Day After Roswell

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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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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
Greg Strandberg
Aug 11, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: history
I really enjoyed this book and it pulled me in. Corso does a good job giving vivid descriptions of the crash scene as well as the bodies. Supposedly there was psychic communication between the dying aliens and some military personnel.

There's a lot here on the start of MJ12. You get a look at the way the various military branches claimed and traded this alien hardware. Night vision is an example used often, and Corso tells how he went to major companies and gave the info away, allowing them to g
Katia M. M.
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
Jim Berkin
Jul 22, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Mike Rot
Jun 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A great follow-up on the integrity of the author, Col. Philip J. Corso, is this well-reasoned article

This is one helluva story from a guy allegedly at the center of it all.
Chris Suggs
Aug 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book full of truth! Not made up bs like most of the books related to the subject. Corso is to be trusted he worked in army R&D and Foreign technology. Recommend this book to anyone that wants truth not made up so called eyewitness stories.
Jennifer Linsky
Jan 19, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's quite difficult to evaluate this book. From a purely technical standpoint, the writing is reasonably proficient, though Colonel Corso takes some odd digressions into want-to-be-artsy writing in a couple of places. None the less, the prose is readable. It's organized by topic, rather than chronologically, which may confuse some readers.

As far as the subject matter... that's a tough question. One of my problems with the whole "we've captured alien spacecraft!" crowd is that the conspiracy wou
Denver Michaels
Jul 27, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
What could have been a descent book was rendered completely unenjoyable by the author's constant self aggrandizement. He was pals with everyone and anyone in the power circles of Washington, D. C. Maybe it was true, but the constant name dropping—uuuhhhhhh!

Speaking of self aggrandizement, the author pretty much takes credit for everything from the transistor to fiber optics to the "Star Wars" program; he even played a role in resolving the Cuban Missile Crisis!

Even if the author's claims are tru
Laura Mullins
Oct 13, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I'm not even going to address the content of this book. I just wish someone had proofread it.
Jun 08, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What do you want? It's summer reading season! And I for sure ain't gonna be reading Moby Dick on the beach.
Mar 17, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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
Philip Bailey
I am just not buying into this account. Supposedly revealing the facts behind Roswell fifty years after the event. In just a few days it will mark seventy years since the event. The book claims that various people know of and have seen the vehicle reportedly recovered from the Roswell site, as well as other UFO modes of transport from crash sites or somehow captured. Allegedly these people include various elected officials who have the need to know, so of course we must assume the top elected of ...more
John Coughran
Fact or fiction... this was an interesting read.
Oct 07, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  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
Morgan Chambers
Here it is folks ::: You think you know what is happening in the USA? If you have not read this sleeper of a book, you do not!!!
Just read it and buy a few extra copies to hand out to anyone with a mind engaged! Ask yourself these few questions; Do you enjoy your "touch screen" devices? Are you glad you don't ever have to lift another stupidly heavy glass tube TV and do you love your super light & and super thin TV? Do you ever think about life today without any devices based on the utilizati
May 23, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: extraterrestrial
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?
Pandeeswaran Bhoopathy
I enjoyed reading this book. If you don't believe in aliens or ufo, definitely you will revisit your views after reading this book.
Jesse Miller
I started this book several years ago, but only got halfway through it before putting it down. I figured I would finish it at some point. This weekend was that point, I suppose. The book is by Philip Corso, who served the US Army from 1942-1963 in various capacities, including at the Pentagon, the White House, and as an advisor to Senator Strom Thurmond. He claims, in this text, to have been on the front lines of a war between humans, led by the US, and hostile EBE forces. EBE is UFOspeak for Ex ...more
Jun 28, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Whether you believe in extra-terrestrial life, the Roswell crash, government conspiracies or the repercussions of sentient visitors to this planet, Col. Corso's account of his career in the US military Foreign Technology Dept. reveals a wealth of information on the politics of the government, the possible scenarios that unfolded from the mysterious incident in the 1947 and an intriguing if spectacular account of the - at least possible - string of events leading from that culturally defining mom ...more
Jared Tipton
Well, this is a very tall tale indeed — but one full of "facts" that will at least make you pause and think 'what if . . .'? The challenge is that the narrative meanders at times (usually to circle back and fill in with some historical background), which can test your patience. The story also leaves a lot of loose ends out there; not the usual stuff, but stories started and then never fully explored (the ship shot down over Germany?). Basically, it reads like a first draft too often — but I thin ...more
Oct 19, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fascinating if true and still interesting if partially fiction. While the author comes off as very self aggrandizing, many of the stories are obviously somewhat dramatized, and not all the dates and facts can be verified, it does provide an interesting history of the purported Roswell crash, an explanation of the rapid technological advancements in the ‘50s and ‘60s, and a completely new perspective on the true purpose of the Cold War. Whatever you believe, I still think it was a fascinating rea ...more
Charles DiFazio
Nov 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was amazing! Written by a Colonel, Philp J. Corsowho worked in the White House and in the Pentagon and who had access to the secret government files about the alleged crash of an alien space ship in Roswell in 1947, the book insists that the crash occurred and that aliens exist. It is hard not to believe Corso as his military career is one of responsibility and proximity to important decision makers. That he would make up this story of whole cloth is difficult to believe. This book for ...more
Adam Ripon
Mar 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A must read for everyone

Excellent book revealing the truth. A must read for everyone for the awakening process and increased understanding of what's really going on.
Rian Nejar
Jun 04, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An astoundingly detailed and engaging memoir, written in a frank, lucid style, one most interesting, especially for an engineer and a researcher. Its complex story, woven deftly through military and political events, and international intrigue, sheds new light upon many confusing aspects that ordinary citizens can hardly, if ever in their humdrum lives, be expected to comprehend. Written and published just a year before the principal author 's death, this work convincingly represents his eloque ...more
Dec 11, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am a little past half way reading this book. It really is fascinating and I appreciate this author's personal account, coming into this with the background in the military that he has. However, as I research into the UFO phenomena a little further I am beginning to wonder if Col. Corso may have his own (or someone else's) agenda foremost in his mind.

The reason I make this charge is because one of the tactics of the US government in dispelling UFO sightings is to discredit them and pass along a
Aug 06, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Day After Roswell
Author: Col Philip J Corso with Wiliam J Birnes
Publisher: Pocket Books
Published In: New York
Date: 1997
Pgs: 341


As Chief of the Army’s Foreign Technology Division in 1961, Philip J Corso stewarded the Roswell, New Mexico, alien artifcats in a reverse-engineering project that led to: integrated circuits, fiber optics, lasers, super tenacity fibers, and seeded the Roswell alien technology to the giants of American industry. The Roswell tech was
Feb 21, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone interested the alien or ufo question
Recommended to Geoffrey by: Ancient Aliens (History Channel)
Readers and fans of UFO, alien, and ancient aliens theories will find this a very interesting book. Col. Philip J. Corso (Ret.) offers the story of what transpired (his facts) from the point of the "alien vehicle" crash near Roswell, NM in July 1947 up through the mid-1980's.

There is tremendous detail of the U.S. Army and the Foreign Technology unit that the author worked within, as well as many tangents from that. At times, the timeline and narrative facts get lost in the tangents and self-cong
Gabe Hawkins
Apr 21, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
While this book doesn't necessarily answer any questions, Corso presents a plausible story that I'm inclined to believe is genuine. It's a must read for those interested in UFOlogy, the Roswell incident, and Cold War era history.
Sep 12, 2007 rated it liked it
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
Mr. H.
Dec 09, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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