Monday, October 27, 2014

Area 51 by Dwight Zimmerman

We've all heard about Area 51 but just how much do you really know about it?

Zenith Press and Edelweiss gave me the opportunity read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published November 3rd, so check with your local bookstore then.

Mr. Zimmerman has done his discussion of the development, change in missions, changes in administrators and presidents in graphic form.  Mr. Greg Scott is the illustrator.  This is history but it's much easier to read in graphic form.  I would have been a better student if more history was presented in this way.  Otherwise, it's an awful dry read.

Here's a sample page:  

I knew where the area was but didn't realize how long it was used and how much its goals changed with time.  We have Holloman Air Base here in New Mexico and Fort Bliss in nearby El Paso, TX, so I'm familiar with the big aircraft.  They often do training at Holloman.  Nothing like driving down the interstate and suddenly seeing big birds take off and land.  It seems like they are going to land on you!

This book lets you "see" the changes and easily get the facts about Area 51.  If you have a person with an interest in aircraft, aliens, or space, this would be a great book for them.  And you might even read it first...

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