Dreamland - The Secret History of Area 51  9780764367090

Dreamland - The Secret History of Area 51

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Publisher/Brand Schiffer

Author Peter W Merlin

No. Pages 560

Version Hard cover

Language English

Category Books on aviation

Subcategory Military Aviation » US

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Area 51, a top-secret military installation hidden in the desert northwest of Las Vegas, has been shrouded in mystery since 1955. Now, aerospace historian Peter Merlin cuts through the myths and conspiracy folklore to reveal in extraordinary detail the true story of how a ramshackle temporary outpost was ultimately transformed into one of the nation's premier flight test and evaluation facilities for advanced aviation technology and high-tech weapons. This compelling narrative is based on a treasure trove of declassified documents and interviews and is richly illustrated with more than 700 images, many never published before. Author Peter Merlin has appeared in more than a dozen film and television documentaries for the History Channel, Discovery, National Geographic, Smithsonian, and others. This manuscript was produced to the same rigorous academic standard as the author's works published by NASA and the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics.

Peter W Merlin is an American writer, researcher, and journalist. Before transitioning to academia and a position at Southern Illinois University Carbondale's School of Aviation, he spent more than two decades as a government contractor in the flight test and research environment. Merlin has authored numerous books on aviation and space technology and history, and two volumes on aerospace safety and human factors. As a subject matter expert on aerospace and Cold War history, he has appeared in more than a dozen film and television documentaries for the History Channel, Discovery, National Geographic, Smithsonian, and others. He has been doggedly pursuing the history of Area 51 for over 30 years with a view toward separating fact from fantasy.



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