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DREAMLAND: The Secret History of Area 51 by Peter W. Merlin
Area 51, a top-secret military installation hidden in a remote desert valley northwest of Las Vegas, Nevada, has been shrouded in mystery since 1955. Decades of government secrecy have spawned countless rumors and conspiracy theories, shrouding facts within a fog of folklore and misinformation. Such stories have captivated the public imagination and catapulted Area 51 into popular culture. Now, after more than 30 years of painstaking research, aerospace historian Peter Merlin cuts through the myths 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 weaponry.

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. Schiffer Books, 2023.
Hardcover, 640 pages, more than 700 images

CIA Station D Area 51: The Complete Illustrated History of the CIA's Station D at Area 51 by Thornton D. Barnes
This is the first true story that uncovers Area 51 from a CIA insider's point of view. The veteran of Area 51 tells on the challenges, sacrifices, and accomplishments of those serving at Area 51. The CIA's recent declassification of secret documents have identified the CIA facility as Station D - Area 51, the most secretive and a power projection venue for testing secret, high-flying spy planes, developing stealth technology, conducting aerial reconnaissance, and exploiting acquired US adversaries' military assets.
Hardcover - June 30, 2021

My Odyssey To Area 51: Autobiography of Thornton D. "TD" Barnes by Thornton D. Barnes
My Odyssey To Area 51 by Thornton D. "TD" Barnes follows his odyssey through his childhood on a ranch in New Mexico, his military career, involvement with NSA, CIA, and NASA that brought him to Area 51. The book follows the career of a veteran of the NASA High Range and Groom Lake with where he and others pioneered the NASA X-15, XB-70, and Lifting Bodies. The CIA recruited Barnes for special projects team during CIA A-12 Project OXCART at Area 51 where he remained as Special Projects cadre for the Soviet MiG exploitation programs, the early days of stealth. My Odyssey To Area 51 was previously released under the title "Soaring With The Eagles." The content is declassified.
Paperback, 237 pages (2013): $17.06

MiGs Over Nevada: MiG Exploitation Projects At Area 51 by Thornton D. Barnes
CIA declassification in October 2013 released information making possible the release of MiGs Over Nevada by Thornton D. "TD" Barnes. The book is an Area 51 veteran's account of the exploitation of Soviet MiGs at Area 51 that reversed the ratio of planes lost in the Vietnam War. The book covers the development of carry on projects that developed into a business at Area 51 to make it a permanent national test facility. Declassified documents released by the CIA in October 2013 reveal how a former CIA contract special projects team based at Area 51 developed a technological service for evaluating enemy aerial assets in conjunction with evaluating proof of concept technology of US companies vying for government contracts. This book is about the MiG plane exploitation projects that were the genesis of the Navy Top Gun Weapons School, the Air Force Red Flag exercises, and addition of aggressors to the Air Force weapons school. MiGs Over Nevada describes the operations at Area 51 where a small group of CIA personnel and contract specialists served as cadre serviced the needs of customers such as the US Air Force, the US Navy, and numerous corporate entities seeking the technological services that exists only at Area 51. The book also provides a view into the recruitment of this secret cadre and how it effected their families having to live under a cloak of secrecy.
Paperback, 228 pages (2014): $21.16

Once Upon A Time: At Area 51 by Frank Murray
Once Upon A Time by CIA A-12 pilot Frank Murray, call sign Dutch 20, is a declassified account of little known incidents and activities occurring during CIA Project Oxcart at Area 51 and Operation Blackshield, the operational phase flying SEA surveillance missions out of Kadena, Okinawa.

The author, CIA A-12 pilot Frank Murray was assigned to Area 51 during CIA A-12 Project Oxcart, and was one of six CIA pilots chosen to fly surveillance missions in the A-12 Mach-3, 90,000 ft. surveillance plane over SE Asia during Operation Blackshield.
Paperback (2014): $19.36

Oxcart Convoy: How They Got To Area 51 by Frank Murray
Oxcart Convoy is the recently declassified story and photo collection of the CIA's Top Secret trucking of 18 of the world's fastest and highest flying planes, the A-12 and YF-12 Blackbirds from the Lockheed Skunkworks to Area 51.

Author Frank Murray was one of the CIA A-12 pilots who flew surveillance missions over North Vietnam and over North Korea during the 1968 seizure of the USS Pueblo. Co-author and publisher is TD Barnes, Area 51 Special Projects engineer during Project OXCART.
Paperback, 33 pages (2013): $9.12

Images of Aviation: Area 51 by Peter W. Merlin
Area 51, a top secret military installation for testing unacknowledged, or black, projects, lies in a desert valley northwest of Las Vegas. During the Cold War, CIA and Air Force officials chose this remote location to shield such efforts from foreign spies and US citizens. Although the base has been known by many names--Paradise Ranch, Watertown, and Dreamland, among others--the designation "Area 51" has taken root most deeply in the public imagination. Since 1955, it has grown from a temporary camp into a national test facility supporting nearly 2,000 military and civilian workers and dozens of projects, including aircraft capable of cruising at Mach 3 and stealth airplanes that are virtually invisible to radar. Although secrecy surrounding Area 51 spawned rumors of UFOs and reverse-engineered alien spacecraft, declassified photographs provide a rare glimpse into the true nature of America's most famous secret base.
Paperback, 128 pages, over 220 photos (December 2011): $21.99

Images of America: Tonopah Test Range by Peter W. Merlin
Established in 1957, Tonopah Test Range (TTR) in Nevada provided an isolated place for the Atomic Energy Commission and successor agencies to test ballistic characteristics and non-nuclear components of atomic bombs. Also known as Area 52, the vast outdoor laboratory has also been used for training exercises, testing rockets, development of electronic warfare systems and unmanned aerial vehicles, and nuclear safety experiments. During the late 1970s, the Air Force constructed an airfield for a clandestine squadron of captured Russian fighter planes that were used for tactical evaluations and to provide realistic air combat training for thousands of American airmen. The TTR airfield also served as the first operational base for the F-117A stealth fighter, an airplane designed to be virtually invisible to detection by radar.
This book is a concise pictorial history of one of the nation's unique test facilities for Department of Defense weapons development programs. Additionally, after more than six decades of service in the national interest, TTR continues to serve a vital role in the stewardship and maintenance of America's nuclear arsenal. Arcadia Publishing, 2021.
Paperback, 128 pages (February 2021): $21.99

Area 51 - Black Jets A History of the Aircraft Developed at Groom Lake, America's Secret Aviation Base by Bill Yenne
When most of us think of Area 51, we think of aliens, UFOs, and controversial government cover-ups. It's easy to forget that, since the mid-1950s, the United States' famed extension of Edwards Air Force Base has served as a top-secret CIA testing ground for many of the most groundbreaking advancements in American military aviation technology. In Area 51 - Black Jets, author and military historian Bill Yenne offers the first fully illustrated chronology of Area 51's most famous aircraft projects, including Lockheed's U-2 "Dragon Lady" and SR-71 "Blackbird" reconnaissance planes, drones ranging from the early Lockheed D-21 to the modern-day General Atomics MQ-1 Predator, and the famous F-117 Nighthawk stealth fighter produced by the Have Blue program during the 1970s. Each project is given its own fascinating chapter illuminating the aircraft's development at this famed location. But beyond the aircraft themselves, Area 51 - Black Jets also covers a handful of the many classified experimental programs carried out at Area 51 over the years, such as Have Doughnut, Have Ferry, and Have Drill-secret undertakings that successfully reverse-engineered such enemy aircraft as the Russian MiG during the Cold War. Presented in beautiful hardcover format and illustrated with historic color and black-and-white photographs, diagrams, and maps, this book reveals Area 51 for what it truly is: a clandestine area for the United States' most cutting-edge technological innovators in military aviation.
Hardcover, 192 pages, 230 photos (February 2014): $28.35

Area 51: The Graphic History of America's Most Secret Military Installation by Dwight Zimmerman (Author), Greg Scott (Artist)
Though nearly everyone has heard of it, almost no one has known anything about it . . . until now. Located in the remote Nevada desert near the dry bed of Groom Lake, Area 51 is the most famous military installation in the world that doesn't "officially" exist. In Area 51, author Dwight Zimmerman and artist Greg Scott unravel the real history - minus the aliens and sci-fi movie plots - revealing in detail how for more than 60 years, the CIA, the U.S. Air Force, and aerospace company Lockheed Martin have all used Area 51 as a staging ground for test flights of experimental or highly classified aircrafts. Scott illustrates the Archangel-12 as well as follow-on aircrafts, such as the U-2, the SR-71 Blackbird, and the F-117 Nighthawk stealth fighter, while author Zimmerman tells the history of how they sprang from the research and development conducted at Area 51. This first-of-its-kind graphic history strips away the fantastical aspects of this mysterious location and establishes the actual, significant history made there.
Paperback, 90 pages (November 2014): $14.93

Top Secret Tourism by Harry Helms
Here is the unseen America of government facilities and installations protected by a wall of secrecy, deception, and misinformation. It includes huge, isolated areas (some larger than the states of Connecticut and Rhode Island), along with innocuous office buildings located in the middle of major cities. This "other America" has an enormous impact on your life, but you probably have little idea of its extent, scope, and power.
This book invites you to visit this top-secret America. Listings are by state, and each facility/site entry gives its history, discusses the activities carried on there, explores various rumors, and provides maps and directions to every location.
Author Harry Helms visited and photographed a number of sites in this book. None of the intelligence here was taken from classified sources; everything was on the public record and obtained by patient digging. Since the 9/11 attacks, much of this information was removed from public dissemination. To those who think a book like this discloses vital government secrets, Helms says: "Get real. If I can find this stuff out, the Russians, Chinese, and various terrorist groups also found it out a long time before I did."
Adventurous travelers and truth-seekers will want to know how to navigate within top-secret America.
Paperback (April 2007): $10.90

Area 51 : The Dreamland Chronicles by David Darlington
Area 51, Dreamland, Groom Lake, Paradise Ranch, Watertown Strip, the Box: all refer to the top-secret research installation, located a hundred miles north of Las Vegas, which, for many, has come to stand for all that is shadowy and nefarious about the military-industrial-intelligence complex. Built under the direction of the CIA in the 1950s, the base served as the original test site for the U-2 spy plane and F-117 stealth fighter jet. In more recent years, Area 51 has spurred public interest from its role in the government's $30 billion "Black Budget," from legal claims of worker illness due to toxic burning, and from sensational charges about captured alien spacecraft. It has also given birth to a feisty guerrilla subculture bent on exploding the secrecy surrounding this mysterious spot. David Darlington unfolds the history, legends, and characters involved with Area 51, weaving a weird tale of intrigue and outrage that speaks volumes about popular culture and American democracy at the end of the twentieth century.
Paperback (November 1998): $29.99
Hardcover (November 1997): $7.27

Dreamland : Travels Inside the Secret World of Roswell and Area 51 by Phil Patton
Dreamland zooms in on Area 51--the nearly four million acres of Nevada airspace that has been a base for experimental military aircraft, the fount of UFO rumors, and the alleged site of alien insurrection.
How this real-life legend came to exist is Phil Patton's tale. He explores the mystery and fantasy surrounding the place, peeks over the edge of paranoia, and tracks strange objects in the air above this country of the mind. He visits spies and counterspies, test pilots and secret agents, and tunnels into the subcultures of true believers and conspiracy buffs.
Reviewers have applauded Dreamland as "brilliant," "fascinating," "weird, wonderful, sometimes spooky," "curiously epic, frequently humorous, and always entertaining." Dreamland is a novelistic tour de force that makes us all rethink our convictions about American know-how--and alien inventiveness.
Paperback (June 1999): $5.81
Hardcover (August 1998): $8.95

Nevada Test Site History

Before the Nukes - The remarkable history of the Nevada Test Site by Charles W. Meier
Frenchman Flat, Yucca Mountain, Pahute Mesa - names that are synonymous with the atomic history of the US have a much earlier history that few people know. Meier has captured an important part of the opening of the West, a time when the area of the NTS was home to Indian tribes, early American pioneers, miners and adventurers. Fascinating Reading. --Phillip E. Coyle - former Assoc. Dir., Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

A window into the past of part of Southern Nevada that Test Site workers and Nevada History buffs will find fascinating. --Troy Wade - President, Nevada Test Site Historical Foundation
Paperback (September 2006): $11.66

More books about Area 51

UFO Headquarters : An Investigation on Current Extraterrestrial Activity by Susan Wright
State-of-the-art information and testimony on the UFO "hot" spot near Las Vegas--labeled "Area 51" by the U.S. government--where stealth high-speed aircraft, such as the "Aurora" hypersonic spy plane and the TRY "Black Manta" are being developed and tested.
This book provides a fascinating and entertaining overview of the Area 51 controversy, placing it in its historical and sociological context. Wright has done a fine job of pulling out some of the more intriguing aspects of real and imagined government and military involvement with the UFO mystery. Whether your interest is in UFOs or the people who chase them, this fascinating book is well worth the read.
Paperback (December 1999): $6.50
Hardcover (September 1998): $23.95

Incredible Technologies Of The New World Order; UFOs - Tesla - Area 51
Is there evidence of a joint alien-military plot to control humankind?
Go inside Area 5l. Learn of the latest developments in Tesla Technology and Free Energy. Haarp. Philadelphia Experiment. Secret Beam Weapons and New World Order.
A former military intelligence operative with insider connections spills the beans on a variety of top level classified projects generally unknown to the public.
Paperback (July 1997): $14.95

Area 51 Novels

EmP: The Nuclear Winter by Thornton D. Barnes
EMP is a fictional book that brings to reality the aftermath of an EMP and nuclear attack. Following an EMP attack upon the United States, a contingency plan kicks in to sequester some of the nation's top scientists and their families in the abandoned Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository at Jackass Flats, Nevada. A nuclear exchange that occurs later isolates this group of survivors in a highly technological environment inside the mountain to ensure their survival on a planet that in the timespan of one-second reentered the Stone Age. EMP is a work of fiction because to date the world has never experienced an EMP, electromagnetic pulse attack or a nuclear winter. However, it is just a matter of time before a group or nation of radicals will use such a dreadful device in a terrorist attack on a major American city with the same effect as described in this book. The scenario for this EMP story models after what is happening now and such an attack could occur at any time. Selecting the state of Nevada as the venue makes the story more realistic by affiliating the characters with actual technological activities occurring at the Nevada National Security Site and at the Area 51 technological laboratories. EMP takes the reader through the attack and realistically addresses logistics, security, survivor selection, social, cultural, education, and other issues required to prepare a society capable of rebuilding a nation devoid of the technology they once depended on. The effects of an EMP attack as described in EMP are real. The EMP destroys electronic devices and the electric power grids over much of the world. This denies water and food that within the year results in the death of 90% of the people on earth. A frenzy of nuclear bomb exchanges occurs a few days after the EMP attack, releasing nuclear fallout that creates a nuclear winter environment that worsens the hopes of survival, humans and animals alike. This provides the scenario for this book, EMP. The remainder of the book is about what occurs at Jackass Flats, Nevada to a select group sheltered by the government in the abandoned Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Repository. When the reader finishes reading EMP, he or she will wonder why our advanced technological world of social networking is not talking about what will occur when the terrorist organization Al Qaeda, a radical religious group, or a rogue nation such as North Korea or Iran hits the United States with an EMP attack. Even more frightening is no one is preparing the citizens of the world for the day when a radical terrorist cell delivers and detonates an EMP device on a freighter arriving in a major city. The possibility of this occurring is not a matter of if; it is a matter of when. No one talks about the consequences of such an attack because they are so horrific. No one is preparing defenses for this occurrence, yet the costs of such a defense pales when compared to the long-lasting devastation to the human race because of such an attack. They should be. Warning - you will find in this book that the aftermath of an EMP attack is not pretty.
Paperback (2013): 17.06

The Hanson Legacy: The Hanson Trilogy: Book One (Volume 1) by Vincent M Messbarger MD
"Cocheta" is a Native American word meaning "That you cannot imagine," an appropriate name for America's "blackest" research facility. Hidden inside a mountain in a remote and inhospitable region of the frigid Canadian Rockies, the massive complex is a high-tech laboratory for a handful of the most brilliant minds on earth. Together, they struggle to understand and duplicate exotic extraterrestrial technology before America's enemies do... or before an unspeakable horror arrives from deep space. Benjamin Hanson, PhD is the project's greatest resource... and a dying man. His ultimate goal: unite the world in developing a defense against what he believes to be a coming invasion. To make it happen, he needs a clever plan. One that will topple a well-established culture of secrecy, allow him to evade those who watch his every move and neutralize a ruthless bureaucrat before the cruel tentacles of incurable cancer rob him of his life. The Hanson Legacy chronicles Ben Hanson's life, from a humble childhood in a rural Oklahoma town to his climactic struggle with an evil, self-absorbed administrator determined to keep secret the other-worldly horrors hidden in Cocheta Mountain... and lethal "accidents" involving more than a dozen retired project scientists. The fate of the entire planet may very well rest on the outcome of Dr. Hanson's vital and final mission. Sacrifice, devotion, duty, honor... and a timeless, beautiful love story that endures vicious tragedy and desolate separation. The Hanson Legacy transcends the Sci-Fi genre and will leave you anxiously waiting for Book Two: The Hanson Conundrum!
Paperback (March 2012): $19.76

The Hanson Conundrum: The Hanson Trilogy - Book Two (Volume 2) by Vincent M Messbarger MD
The Hanson Trilogy continues... Dr. Benjamin Harris Hanson is laid to rest and the world he left behind shudders from his legacy. Politicians bitterly fight amongst themselves about the significance of Hanson's frightening revelations and what to do about the ultra-secret facility he worked in. Ben Hanson's brilliant and beautiful daughter, Dr. Donna Hanson, is chosen to lead the troubled Project Cocheta. Within days of her appointment, America's intensely guarded nuclear weapons stockpile is suddenly compromised, a new Russian submarine is lost at sea and horrific disasters occur in Hawaii and Georgia. All seem completely unrelated to each other, but are they? Are the curious alien "visitors," still as benign as they have been for the last 70 years, or are they biding their time? The answer awaits mankind on a still, high desert night, 75 miles northwest of Las Vegas...
Paperback (February 2014): $18.70

Star Child by Ada Avery
Josie Sanchez is a single mom living in a trailer in the desert town of Rachel, Nevada. A hard life on the streets with the San Chucos gang has made her a tough-as-nails waitress at the Little A’Le’Inn where she struggles to support her daughter Riley who has unearthly, black eyes. When Riley is kidnapped by mysterious Men in Black, Josie finds help from Colt Dixon, a troubled ex-Marine from Iraq who discovers a government-alien conspiracy to replace humans with genetically altered hybrids.
Ada Avery writes paranormal thrillers. She is a participating author of Operation Ebook Drop for deployed troops and an emerging screenwriter who sold her first screenplay to an independent production company in Canada. Throughout her life, she has experienced paranormal events. She is inspired by unexplained mysteries, ancient legends and extraordinary people.
Paperback (May 2012): $5.99

Area 51 by Robert Doherty
When nine atmospheric crafts of unknown origin were discovered in the Antarctic in the late 1940s, the U.S. government established Area 51 to study the abandoned technology. Dr. Hans Von Seeckt, who is the only original member of the secret research committee, has observed the marvelous craft in flight and witnessed a fantastic array of bizarre, unexplained phenomena. But Dr. Van Seeckt fears that the technology of the mothership is beyond our scope and an explosive threat to the entire planet. He must race against time to unlock the secret of the ship--and to the origins of mankind itself.
Paperback (March 1997): $5.99

Area 51: The Reply by Robert Doherty
Area 51 was the most secret place in America. But it was only one piece in a puzzle that stretched from Egypt's Pyramids to the mysterious face on Mars...
Part of a plan begun 5,000 years ago by those who had been here before. And are coming back.
When scientist Lisa Duncan and Special Forces officer Mike Turcotte uncovered the stunning truth about Area 51--a "training area" on Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada--they opened up a Pandora's box kept hidden from the American public for fifty years.
What they uncovered explained decades of UFO sightings--and the most baffling mysteries of history from the Great Pyramid to Easter Island. But these findings were only the beginning. Now a signal had come in from outer space: our first contact with extraterrestrials. The message said they were coming. It didn't say they had been here before...and left something behind.
But what waited deep within the Rift Valley of Ethiopia and inside an ancient Chinese tomb would determine Earth's fate. The dawning of a new age. Or the destruction of us all...
Paperback (March 1998): $5.99

Area 51 : The Mission by Robert Doherty
Hidden deep in the Amazon rain forest is a place shrouded in mystery. It is called The Mission. And in nearby villages people are screaming in pain as they die from a virus more deadly than Ebola. They can't escape it. They can't cure it. They can't stop it from exploding into a worldwide epidemic poised to kill us all....
Scientist Lisa Duncan and Special Forces officer Mike Turcotte suspect this new "Black Death" is actually a biological weapon in an escalating war between us...and "them." Them? The aliens who are part of a chilling conspiracy connected to ancient riddles, a government agency...and Area 51. Now from the Great Wall of China to a top secret facility beneath Antarctica's ice cap, an eclectic group of soldiers and scholars are working with Duncan and Turcotte to give humankind one last shimmering hope to survive. To stop the aliens--at least until the Pandora's box of Area 51 opens up again....
Paperback (January 1999): $5.99

Area 51 : The Sphinx by Robert Doherty
For thousands of years it has harbored mankind's greatest secret. Now someone or something has found the key to...The Sphinx.
No place is safe from alien infiltration. Not even top secret Area 51. Scientist Lisa Duncan and Special Forces officer Mike Turcotte know that better than anyone. Secrets have been revealed. Codes have been broken. A countdown has begun. Using alien technology, a group has gained control of a Star Wars satellite that could engulf the planet in a nuclear fire. With no room for error, Turcotte and Duncan must race to solve an ancient riddle and prevent a global catastrophe.
Joined by a secret band of renegades, Mike and Lisa must travel to Egypt in a frantic search for answers. There they make a startling discovery: the key to the mysterious Ark of the Covenant, a true record of mankind's origins. But the artifact is hidden deep within the inner sanctum of the Great Sphinx of Giza. And Lisa and Mike are not alone in their quest. An anthropologist is one step ahead of them, and aliens close behind, as hunters and hunted race to uncover the secret of the Sphinx. Even if it means Armageddon...
Paperback (February 2000): $5.99

Area 51 : The Grail by Robert Doherty
The Great Wall of China, the immense carvings on Easter Island, Egypt's pyramids, UFOs. What is the chilling connection? The answer, unearthed by an elite band of soldiers and scientists based at Area 51, is rewriting human history--to include the aliens who shaped it! Now, in this heart-pounding novel, Area 51 personnel embark on a top secret search for the Holy Grail, a glittering artifact with the power to save the world . . . or lead to its destruction.
Special Forces officer Mike Turcotte has paid his dues in battle and in blood. Now assigned to Area 51, he fights the toughest enemy of his career: the alien race who arrived on earth millennia ago and has returned to claim the planet. Mike has dodged bullets and faced weapons of mass destruction to give humanity another day of reprieve. But when his lover, scientist Lisa Duncan, falls into evil hands, Mike must decide which prize means the most to him--the woman he loves or the legendary Grail. It's a decision that could damn him . . . or damn us all.
Paperback (February 2001): $5.99

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