OVERRIDE

Area 51

The Dreamland Chronicles

David Darlington

Holt Paperbacks

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 original test site for the U-2 spy plane and F-117 stealth fighter jet. In more recent years, Area 51 has spurred public interest from its role in the government's $30 billion "Black Budget," from legal claims of worker illness due to toxic burning, and from sensational charges about captured alien spacecraft. It has also given birth to a feisty guerrilla subculture bent on exploding the secrecy surrounding this mysterious spot. David Darlington unfolds the history, legs, and characters involved with Area 51, weaving a weird tale of intrigue and outrage and UFOs that speaks volumes about popular culture and American democracy at the of the twentieth century.

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"This witty yet disturbing book reminds us that citizens in a free society still have the power to challenge the secret activities of government."--Steven Aftergood, The Federation of American Scientists

Catch this page-turner before those damn CIA goons seize all the copies."--Maxim magazine

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  • David Darlington

  • David Darlington is the critically acclaimed author of The Mojave (1996, 0-8050-5594-0), In Condor Country, and Angel's Visits. He lives in the San Francisco Bay area.
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    The Dreamland Chronicles

    David Darlington

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