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UFOs and the National Security State (Paperback)

by Richard M. Dolan (Author)
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Editorial Reviews

A superb job! To say I was astounded would be an understatement. -- UFO Magazine, Dec/Jan 2001

The best UFO book of the year. -- Dr. Bob Hieronimus, 21st Century Radio

The best history ever written about UFOs. Richard Dolan is the leading UFO historian in the world right now. -- Whitley Strieber, author of Communion

The best history of the UFO phenomenon in one volume that I have ever read. -- Loy Lawhon, UFO researcher and columnist

This is a thorough and monumental undertaking. I applaud your effort. -- Dr. Edgar Mitchell, Apollo 14 Astronaut

This is an inspiration. Prior to reading the book, I would have considered myself quite skeptical. However, at certain points I couldn't stop reading, even though circumstances said I should. -- John Belluardo, New York, NY

Product Description
This is a thorough historical analysis of the national security dimensions of the UFO phenomenon. Getting past the official pronouncements on the one side, and unprovable assertions on the other, this study gathers together the facts that are known, providing a concise yet comprehensive narrative. Among its contents:

- Nearly 300 documented military encounters with UFOs.
- Activities of over 50 Air Force, Navy, and Army bases relating to UFOs.
- Analyses of the Roswell controversy, the CIA-sponsored Robertson Panel,the Condon Committee Report, and more.
- Description of the fight, and failure, to end UFO secrecy.
- Thoughts on what it all means.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 544 pages
  • Publisher: Keyhole Publishing; 1st edition (April 30, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0967799503
  • ISBN-13: 978-0967799506
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (72 customer reviews)
  • Amazon.com Sales Rank: #1,175,560 in Books (See Bestsellers in Books)

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      96 of 97 people found the following review helpful:
      5.0 out of 5 stars One of the few absolutely necessary books on this topic,, June 9, 2001
      By  M. Packo (Stratford, CT United States) - See all my reviews
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      Pricey but worth every penny.

      Trade paperback of excellent quality binding, cover, paper; typeface is clear and easily to read, typos rare.

      Contents deserve the highest recommendation for breadth of research, concision of writing style, clarity of thought and expression of ideas. Special tribute to Mr. Dolan for his many references and credit to two of the finest Americans who have yet to delve into this mystery: Major Donald Keyhoe and Dr. James E. McDonald.

      Mr. Dolan's perspective on how a better understanding of UFOs has been obfuscated and frustrated by agencies within our government, as well as much of our national media, conjoined of course, is presented efficiently and without distortion or cant. His summary of 25 years' worth of global UFO sightings alone makes this a valuable reference book. Combined with other developments related to the elaboration of our national security apparatus - domestic and international - this study achieves truly authoritative status. This is a book that every student of American history should read, regardless of their opinion about UFOs.

      If you have any real interest in this subject this book should be on your list. Deserves a place alongside the too long out of print UFO Controversy In America by Prof. David M. Jacobs.

      Cannot wait for volume #2!

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      86 of 88 people found the following review helpful:
      5.0 out of 5 stars UFOs and the National Security State, November 2, 2000
      By  Don F. Ecker II (Kagel Canyon, CA United States) - See all my reviews
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      If we're lucky, at least one seminal work on UFOs is written each generation. UFOs and the National Security State is the book for this generation, one that comprehensively dissects what has happened in this complex and obfuscated field.... Everyone interested in this vital subject needs to add it to their library! ... with the possible exception of [Timothy Good's]Above Top Secret, there has not been another work that could even come close to this massive and fascinatingly detailed accounting of UFOs and the military-industrial complex. Dolan has performed a monumental service to the field with its publication.... Exhaustively footnoted, thoroughly indexed, this is the seminal work for this research generation. If there ever had been a 'must read, must have' book on the subject, UFOs and the National Security State is it. I promise you that once you've read it, you'll never view the subject of UFOs or the American military/intelligence establishment in the same light again." -Don Ecker, Research Director, UFO Magazine, (December/January 2001)
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      33 of 34 people found the following review helpful:
      5.0 out of 5 stars A Unique and Important History of the UFO, November 6, 2000
      Richard Dolan's "UFOs and the National Security State" marks a true watershed in ufology. The author is a trained historian and has used his skills as researcher and writer to create one of the most IMPORTANT books ever written in this field. Mr. Dolan has settled, once and for all, any question about the importance of the UFO to national security apparatus of the United States. That is, the UFO * IS * important, to a LOT of folks in the military and government. This book promises to have tremendous staying power and become truly influential as time passes. Read it TODAY and get an advanced look at what EVERYONE will be thinking a few years from now!


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      5.0 out of 5 stars Must have book
      I have read this book twice now and it is worth every moment. Very comprehensive study. Get this if you want a serious library about UFO's.
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