Hamptons Beach Read Of The Day, Area 51: An Uncensored History of America's Top Secret Military Base

by Anna Lombardi · June 23, 2011

I grew up with tales of suspicious happenings at Montauks Camp Hero, and rumored secrets of what really goes down on Plum Island. But as far as government conspiracy is concerned, nothing is more intriguing than trying to unlock what goes down at Area 51. Journalist Annie Jacobsen takes on the task of exposing the truth behind Nevada's infamous In Area 51, in Area 51: An Uncensored History of America's Top Secret Military Base. In this book, Annie uses interviews with retired test pilots, engineers and military personnel from famed military instillation to piece together the mystery that is Area 51, exposing truths along the way.

Jacobsen says of the book,

"Imagine getting to tell the history of America’s most famous, most fabled secret, government facility—Area 51—through the biographies of the men who actually lived and worked there. This has been my experience over the past two and a half years, and it is why I wrote Area 51, The Uncensored History of America’s Top Secret Military Base." [via]