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Praise for Bill Yenne’s Black Jets of Area 51
"Area 51 Black Jets by Bill Yenne comprehensively and pictorially depicts Area 51 as it was. The book factually portrays the projects that occurred there. Unlike so many books that tend to focus on the myths of Area 51, this is a book that those of us honored to have worked at Area 51 in the service of our country are proud to share with family and friends. We can say that this is what we did — this is our legacy. The book is informative, containing detailed depth and covering all the bases, but is not too technical for the tastes of the general public. This is not a book that the reader will lay down and not finish. It holds one’s interest from front to back - a good read."
— TD Barnes (Former NASA High Range and Area 51 Special Projects, President Roadrunners Internationale)
“Bill Yenne has pulled back the curtains of the mysterious Area 51 with the definitive word on what exactly transpired with amazing detail, dry wit, incredible illustration and impeccable research. Truly illuminating."
— Daniel Bautz (Host of the Grand Dark Conspiracy radio program)
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.
Bill Yenne is the author of the just released Black Jets of Area 51: A History of the Aircraft Developed at Groom Lake, America’s Secret Aviation Base.
Yenne has also written more than three dozen other non-fiction books, especially on aviation and military history, as well as biographies of people ranging from Alexander the Great to Sitting Bull to Hap Arnold. His other works have included profiles of the B-52 Stratofortress, Unmanned Combat Air Vehicles and secret weapons of the Cold War. He has written histories of the Strategic Air Command, the US Air Force, and a series of books about great American planemakers from Convair to Lockheed, as well as his recently-updated The Story of the Boeing Company. He has contributed to encyclopedias of both world wars and had appeared in television documentaries on the History Channel, the National Geographic Channel and ARD German Television. He is on the web at www.BillYenne.com.
Yes, I would like this too, but I suppose it depends on how the AMA guy replies - whether the initial question is quoted or just linked to. Sometimes there is so much in the original question and only a sentance which is the actual question. Obviously we would just want the question being answered and not the "I have enjoyed your book blaa,blaa" part. :-)
what I'd like to see is a page or forum with all the questions and answers. I'd like this made by staff on ATS. But I'd like to be able to go onto ats and find the questions and answers straight away. I never have time to follow the threads as it's such a fast pace
reply to post by SecretKnowledge
Why? If the question demands a dissertation that has been covered in a book I just wrote I would say that. Wouldn't you? Why would anyone rewrite what has already been written if it's huge?
The trick is to do the research and ask questions that haven't answered in the book.
There is a bit of a functional problem trying to get members to be brief in their questions and any preface to their question.