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UFO's And The National Security State: CHRONOLOGY OF A COVER-UP: 1941-1973 [Paperback]

RICHARD M. DOLAN
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June 1 2002

Richard M. Dolan is a gifted historian whose study of U.S. Cold War strategy led him to the broader context of increased security measures and secrecy since World War II. One aspect of such government policies that has continued to hold the public's imagination for over half a century is the question of unidentified flying objects.

UFOs and the National Security State is the first volume of a two-part detailed chronological narrative of the national security dimensions of the UFO phenomenon from 1941 to the present. Working from hundreds of declassified records and other primary and secondary sources, Dolan centers his investigation on the American military and intelligence communities, demonstrating that they take UFOs seriously indeed.

Included in this volume are the activities of more than fifty military bases relating to UFOs, innumerable violations of sensitive airspace by unknown craft and analyses of the Roswell controversy, the CIA-sponsored Robertson Panel, and the Condon Committee Report. Dolan highlights the development of civilian anti-secrecy movements, which flourished in the 1950s and 1960s until the adoption of an official government policy and subsequent "closing of the door" during the Nixon administration.


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A superb job! To say I was astounded would be an understatement. -- UFO Magazine, Dec/Jan 2001

The best UFO book of the year. -- Dr. Bob Hieronimus, 21st Century Radio

The best history ever written about UFOs. Richard Dolan is the leading UFO historian in the world right now. -- Whitley Strieber, author of Communion

The best history of the UFO phenomenon in one volume that I have ever read. -- Loy Lawhon, UFO researcher and columnist

This is a thorough and monumental undertaking. I applaud your effort. -- Dr. Edgar Mitchell, Apollo 14 Astronaut

This is an inspiration. Prior to reading the book, I would have considered myself quite skeptical. However, at certain points I couldn't stop reading, even though circumstances said I should. -- John Belluardo, New York, NY --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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This book is a unique acheivement in the field of UFO scholarship. Based on research of hundreds of official and fully documented sources, Richard Dolan has presented an astonishing level of detail, sophistication, and clarity to a topic all-too-frequently dismissed as an adjunct of pop culture. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Soft Evidence is IN! Aug. 18 2002
Format:Paperback
For those who purport that the UFO phenomenon is byproduct of over-active imaginations or quasi-religious fantasies, here is a book that offers enough soft evidence to show that the military and governmental authorities have, been, and are, involved in a coverup of massive proportions. Yes, there have been other "history" books written on the UFO problem, yet, Richard Dolan squarely hits the nail on the head, with this comprehensive, clearly articulated volume on the prehistory of UFOs in our skies. His refreshing ability to refrain from subjective arguments for or against propels him to the top of the list for unbiased argument. He simply reports.. And the reports are in, by the hundreds, nationally and globally. Classified documents, military and government voices and clearcut unambiguous sightings both on radar and physical traces, add to the overwhelming conclusion that something of great magnitude has been happening in the earth's skies for at least over half a century, probably more. If you enjoy an open mind, free from dogmatic restraints, then open this book, and read it with fresh eye. Then decide for yourself if "hallucinations" can cover all the bases. A superb and scholarly work!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Nov. 7 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Very well written and intriguing book , that only further substantiates my belief in the immense global cover-up of this phenomenon . I look forward to reading more books from this knowledgeable and well versed author . Well done
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5.0 out of 5 stars Finally a serious look at the UFO phenomena Nov. 6 2007
By Aeneas
Format:Paperback
A big thank you to Richard Dolan for using his skills as a historian to meticulously go though all the officials records, mainly released through the Freedom of Information act, to make a timeline of UFO sightings, and government investigations/coverup into the phenomena. It is obvious from the records, as shown in the book, that something was going on that was very disconcerting to the power elite and that they did everything in their power to keep it top secret. Apart from making a timeline of UFO related events, Dolan shows how the power elite with the use of Counterintelligence programs known as COINTELPRO, were debunking,denying and ridiculing the UFO phenomenon, so that no serious scientist with concern for their career would dare talk about or investigate the subject.

The book goes only to the year 1973, but a new book following on should apparently be coming out soon, which should be interesting to get hold of. A few days ago, I stumbled on this recent podcast with Dolan on the alternative news site "Signs of the Times", while surfing the net. Worth a listen as he talks about his findings and his upcoming sequel to the first book, bringing the chronology up to the present.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great research Oct. 29 2007
By J.A.R.
Format:Paperback
Richard Dolan's, "UFOs and the National Security State: Chronology of a Coverup, 1941-1973" certainly gives us a glimpse of the effort that the "powers that be" undertake to keep the truth form the general public. Through Dolan's extensive research their tactics become evident. One can only imagine what has taken place over the last thirty years. Are we seeing the results manifest in today's world? Looking forward to Volume II.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best UFO Chronology available! Sept. 6 2003
Format:Paperback
Thanks for the great book Rich! I teach a UFO class and use this book as the text. There's more information here than you can possibly handle! I can't wait for part II to come out!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Format:Paperback
I have obtained and read a famed historian Richard Dolan's book a few months ago, and it was very insightful book with a strong historical perspective on the United States government's dealings with the issue of UFOs from the Roswell era to 1973. While studying in U.S. Cold War strategy, Dolan's research led him to 'see' the increased secrecy of UFOs done by the American government. I thought this book is the great historical documentation on UFOs and the infamous 'cover-up.'

Dolan is currently working on sending out his second volume: from mid-1970s to present. Few weeks ago, I have listened to a recent interview between Richard Dolan and SOTT team, which was on a podcast at sott.net.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best recent books on the UFO subject Feb. 20 2004
Format:Paperback
A great effort. The historical format is ideal for those soberly concerned about the UFO phenomenon. There is some speculation within the pages but it's generally reasonably argued and kept in check by the author's objectivity. I am very much looking forward to the next volume. Highly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Highly Recommended! Nov. 5 2007
By Susan W
Format:Paperback
If you are interested in reading about UFO's and want documented facts, not speculation, this is the book for you. In a field of study where there are a lot of charlatans and plain crazies, this book shines for its solid research and intelligent analysis. Dolan has put together the big picture, and what he's found is more than fascinating. Very worthwhile read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The truth is out there, and Richard Dolan has found it!
It is quite obvious that the research that went into this book was phenomenal. And this book not only uncovers the cover-up of the UFO scene, but uncovers the CIA, FBI, DIA, NSA,... Read more
Published on Feb. 10 2008 by Lynne Grey
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential reading for UFO buffs
Richard Dolan has done researchers a great service by compiling so much compelling evidence into one volume. Read more
Published on July 16 2004 by Christopher J. Clay
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book!
Having read the TOP Four books in the UFO/Alien/ Government Coverup Genre; My FAVORITE is 'Alien Rapture' by Brad Steiger (Great fiction-soon to be a movie) and Edgar Fouche; and... Read more
Published on March 15 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars You might not want to, but you must read this book
If you are already interested in UFOs, you should read this book.
If you are already well read on the subject of UFOs, you should read this book. Read more
Published on Aug. 21 2003 by Tom Bowden
2.0 out of 5 stars Yet another b.s.-laden UFO book!
No doubt, to the uneducated this book might seem like nirvana. But it isn't. Give Richard Dolan credit for historicalness, but give him the boot for his believer attitude. Read more
Published on Jan. 4 2003 by Edward Lopez
5.0 out of 5 stars it's about friggin' time
For years official culture has too often "missed the point" about most things even vaguely mysterious -the mafia, the secret government, religion, history- so it is not suprising... Read more
Published on Nov. 22 2002 by Io Hayden
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