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Annie Jacobsen was a contributing editor at the Los Angeles Times Magazine and is the author of the New York Times bestseller Area 51. A graduate of Princeton University, she lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two sons.
"An informative history...about the creativity, political acumen
and courage of the high-flying Cold Warriors who sought to protect
the free world in the decades after World War II."--Andrew
"What Jacobsen believes happened in the New Mexican desert is more frightening than UFO conspiracies..."--Elizabeth Bair, Dallas Observer
"Cauldron-stirring. [AREA 51] is not science fiction. It is an assertive account, revelatory ... Ms. Jacobsen has put together a set of strong allegations about Area 51's covert history ... Her research into the world of 'overhead, ' the aerial espionage that needed to be developed in extreme secrecy, is compellingly hard-hittting ... the book is noteworthy for its author's dogged devotion to her research."--The New York Times
"A compelling narrative of 50 years of covert operations by the CIA, the U.S. military, and the mysterious "Atomic Energy Commission..".. Her meticulous research makes for a fascinating read, as it intersperses the accounts of secret government projects with anecdotes from the people who made those projects happen."--Rachel Larimore, Slate
"Jacobsen's take veers from the standard conspiracy narrative in just about every imaginable respect."--Earl Swift, Popular Mechanics