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Annie Jacobsen is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Area 51 and Operation Paperclip and the Pulitzer Prize finalist The Pentagon's Brain. She was a contributing editor at the Los Angeles Times Magazine and is a graduate of Princeton University. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband vis mere and two sons. vis mindre
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“Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.”
Oppenheimer's famous quote of the Bhagavad Gita after witnessing the first detonation of a nuclear bomb he helped to create.

This is, without a doubt in my mind, the most terrifying book I have ever read. I truly almost stopped listening to the audiobook at least five times, because of the levels of terror I was feeling.

Terror from the idea that there are men ruling countries right now that could start a scenario much like this one.

Terror that these weapons are even an option for warfare.

Terror from the level of human destruction these weapons are capable of.

Terror from the idea that, in the span of a little more than an hour, all the works of man at his best could be wiped away by man at his worst.

Terror at some of the protocols in place to ensure, even if one side dies, they'll still wipe out the other side.

This book is chilling. It's a sobering must-read of the insanity that we live with every single day. It's an important book.

And it's going to stay with me for the rest of my life.
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TobinElliott | 2 andre anmeldelser | Jun 10, 2024 |
I'd write a review, but you do not have "the need to know."

That might be funny if you weren't the president of the United States trying to get some answers as to what is transpiring at Area 51. While I started this book hoping to gain some insight not only to this very secret spot in Nevada but also to the alleged links to UFOs, I came away horrified by what the author reveals was the "true" course of events at Roswell. Although UFOs (UAVs in today's parlance) are still fascinating and a wonderful thing upon which to speculate, the real secret may be so disheartening and appalling that it's easy to see why it's been kept secret for so long.

Ms. Jacobsen's writing takes you by the hand and leads you into these darkened spaces, illuminating them weakly with the tidbits that she is able to uncover. Naturally we do not get to really see inside Area 51, but we are able to see that the events which took and take place there are at the same time vital to our national defense and a contractor's dream come true.
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