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This is the 2nd volume in Richard Dolans series, "UFOs and the National Security State," which covers all aspects of the UFO phenomenon from the 1940s to the present day. Volume 2, "The Cover-Up Exposed, 1973-1991," analyzes the UFO sightings, politics, and research that occurred during the last two decades of the cold war.Working from archival sources, professional journaThis is the 2nd volume in Richard Dolans series, "UFOs and the National Security State," which covers all aspects of the UFO phenomenon from the 1940s to the present day. Volume 2, "The Cover-Up Exposed, 1973-1991," analyzes the UFO sightings, politics, and research that occurred during the last two decades of the cold war.Working from archival sources, professional journals, and his own investigations, Dolan describes UFO encounters worldwide, demonstrating that the phenomenon is global, and the result of advanced technology.Many cases involved sensitive military airspace. These include intrusions over American and Canadian air bases; attempts to intercept a UFO over Tehran; the landing of an unknown object near two airbases in Britain; large boomerang-shaped craft near New York City; unexplained triangular craft seen throughout the U.S. and Europe; strange objects in Earth orbit seen by Soviet and American astronauts; and encounters with UFOs from around the world. Dolan also studies UFO politics, describes the black-budget connection, and provides a geopolitical analysis to explain the whys and hows of UFO secrecy. Finally, he provides a history of UFO research itself. He recreates the discussions and debates concerning alien abductions, animal mutilations, intelligence community infiltration into UFO research, the controversial MJ-12 documents, the Gulf Breeze controversy, reverse engineering of alien technology, crop circles, and more. Dolan also studies the effect of such new technologies as the Internet on UFO research.This is a complete history of the phenomenon, the secrecy, and the response by researchers who sought to understand the mystery. Behind it all is the backdrop of a world in technological, economic, and political transformation. "UFOs and the National Security State: The Cover-Up Exposed, 1973-1991," takes the reader through a turning point in the history of the UFO phenomenon, as well as the history of the modern world....

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  • Kyle Cranmer
    2018-11-20 08:52

    This is an excellent book. If you want to know how the government hordes it's information (about everything, not just UFOs), read this book.

  • Nowick
    2018-11-26 13:54

    If there is any voice appropriate for breaching the gulf between acceptable and fringe discussion of the UFO phenomenon, Richard Dolan’s is it. Impeccable research credentials as an academic, combined with straightforward, no-nonsense, no-punches-pulled prose, fit the bill for this most important task. Dolan never ventures past what the evidence portrays, often at the expense of a neat conclusion; yet neither does he shrink from laying out that evidence and pointing to its clear implications and probable reality, when warranted. At the heart of the issue is the “National Security State” - with its obvious attempts to control, manipulate, defuse, massage, subvert and misdirect the entire field of public knowledge and discussion about UFOs - while its ultimate agenda is still unknown. Collaboration with aliens? A breakaway space program with advanced, reverse-engineered technology? We can only speculate, still; but Dolan’s thorough examination of all the relevant issues and evidence at least put us in a good position if we take on our deserved right, the “need to know.”

  • Phillip
    2018-11-15 09:41

    This is a fine follow up to Dolan's first volume of "UFOs and the National Security State" 1. I think he learned a lot from writing the first book. The writing style for 2 is less compressed than in the first volume. He takes time for more discussion. He is still capturing as much of the phenomenon as he can for completeness.FYI. I intentionally, ILLed the first edition of his first volume and read it before reading the second edition of that title that I had purchased. There wasn't that much wrong with the first edition. He put out the second edition to make corrections he had been criticized for, he sharpened some discussions and added more material. It is a better book for it. That guy Dolan just keeps getting better and better.

  • Tom Kenis
    2018-11-23 13:45

    Factual, not exactly concise, but sober. Regardless of what popular conception and representation would have one believe, unexplained aerial vehicles are far from tinfoil hat stuff. Regardless of what they are, they have been and still are a major concern of most governments. Numerous reports and memos have been written by generals, colonels, policemen, and politicians. The issue at hand may not just be truth, and the scurrying about of men wearing black sunglasses to misconstrue it. It goes to the heart of the energy-economical paradigm underlying, and potentially destroying our civilisation. Read all about it!

  • Ray Foy
    2018-11-25 08:48

    This second volume of two by Richard Dolan, recounting the modern history of the UFO phenomena, is an important book. It is high on my “Get A Clue” list of books that reveal the truth of things and provide understanding of what’s really going on. I mean “truth and understanding” as it applies to global civilization and the way the world of human affairs works. The contribution to that understanding in both volumes of UFOs and the National Security State is to show how the suppression of Unidentified Flying Objects information by the world’s power structure (government and corporate) keeps people in the comfort and fantasy of their bubbles.A serious study of UFOs, like a serious study of the Sept 11, 2001 tragedy or the Vietnam War or the two Iraq wars, will reveal much dark truth to the open-minded. In this book’s opening section, Mr. Dolan avers the possibility that such truth really can be known. He warns, however, that its possession exacts “a heavy price.” I agree and recommend that you take that warning to heart before proceeding. In knowing the truth, you’ll find is that your day-to-day life is a flashlight in a very dark shadow.In both volumes, Mr. Dolan recounts all the major events that comprise the evolution of the UFO phenomena from the end of World War II to the break-up of the Soviet Union. This second volume focuses on the latter half of that time, covering the years 1973 to 1991. The significance of this time is the rise of the current global power structure and the complementary suppression of individual freedoms (such as they ever were). How that rise was (and is) spurred by the knowledge and cover-up of UFO reality is the major theme of this book. UFO secrecy and unbridled power of the state feed each other and result in a concept expressed by Mr. Dolan as the “Breakaway Civilization.”This concept is the idea that secrecy (especially UFO secrecy), black budgets (unaccountable money from many dark sources), and sheer greed (for money and power) have created a ruling segment of the human population that possesses knowledge and technology far in advance of what is commonly known and experienced. It may have originated, at least in part, from a necessity for protecting humanity from a potentially destructive unknown. It developed a life of its own, however, and morphed into what can only be seen as a tremendous evil. This concept explains what we see going on around us better than any other I’ve come across, with the possible exception of the “technosphere” as described by Dmitry Orlov (see Shrinking the Technosphere by Dmitry Orlov).In over 600 pages comprising 9 long chapters, Mr. Dolan reviews UFO incidents year-by-year. Though the reviewing can get tedious in the recounting of a lot of similar incidents, hanging with it is revealing. We see the progression from lights in the sky to landings, to alien encounters, to abduction stories, to documented military involvements, to the deliberate spreading of disinformation. Interspersed with the stories are Mr. Dolan’s commentaries on the “major incidents” of UFO lore. These major incidents include the Ronald Reagan comments on alien invasion, Jimmy Carter’s sighting account, the Rendlesham Forest incident, the Myrna Hansen abduction, the Cash-Landrum incident, the Belgian and Hudson Valley triangles, Gulf Breeze, STS-48, and many others. Mr. Dolan also covers the major events in ufology that reveal its schizophrenia between serious journalism and sensationalism, the latter being largely spurred by the rise of the Internet. He covers the Majestic 12 documents, CIA infiltration of UFO research organizations, Area 51, and the influences of Dr. Allen Hynek, Whitley Strieber, and Budd Hopkins.Though this book, along with the first volume, comprises a comprehensive survey of modern UFO history, it is more than than. As Mr. Dolan says:This book is more than a collection of UFO accounts, however. Ultimately, it tells a story…That story is the value of this book and is why I call it “important.” It is a sensational story, but Mr. Dolan handles it with sobriety. Cover-up and suppression by the highest structures of power make such research difficult at best. Even so, there are enough leaked accounts and documentation, painstaking research, and physical evidence to verify that something huge, and hugely serious, is going on. The exacting price for learning the truth of it all, is the bursting of our bubbles. Our world thus becomes much less secure and more darkly mysterious. With our cherished beliefs and the validity of our existence at stake, how much credence can we put in the story told by this book and similar ones? Well, as Mr. Dolan says:When powerful groups dismiss something publicly, but take it seriously in private, we can assume something important is being withheld.UFOs and the National Security State: The Cover-Up Exposed shines a bright light on that something.

  • Eric Wojciechowski
    2018-12-03 13:45

    A brilliant follow up to Dolan's first volume. However, my biggest complaint is the somewhat bending backwards to accept the newer developments after 1972 as genuine. These being crop circles, cattle mutilations, etc. These elements, especially giving any credence to the Richard Doty, Bob Lazar types is appalling. Volume Two, this volume, could have been better explored as the bleeding out of a myth in the making. And the lack of understanding on how terrible hypnosis is for retrieving facts is a major fault here regarding discussion of alien abduction. Quite frankly, any abduction story obtained in such a manor should be dismissed. But Dolan grants merit to the tactic for worse, not better.What is the reality behind the UFO phenomena? The answer to this is on a case by case basis. I've yet to explain a good deal of what is explored in this and the first volume's work. But let's not be tempted by the "God of the gaps" explanation. Maybe there is nothing spectacular here. Maybe if we had a little more information even for the most extraordinary of the cases examined here, we'd have nothing to talk about afterwards.Onwards and upwards. I'm still game to keep looking up. This never gets old.

  • Valiant Thor
    2018-11-23 16:01

    Dolan's "UFOs and the National Security State" books are about the closest thing their is to a definitive account of the UFO phenomenon of the time period addressed, from a well-respected and thorough academic researcher. Recommended for both the people tentatively investigating to "see if there's anything to this UFO thing" and the people who take reality of UFO/ET's as a given but are trying to figure out what the real story is, at least the small fraction of the real story that has made it into the public domain.

  • Phil Penhallow
    2018-12-09 15:47

    I must confess that I am a great fan of Richard Dolan's work simply because it is all so well researched and referenced with very little that is speculative. This book is the 2nd volume in the series and covers the period 1973-91 in detail with many fascinating encounters and facts that as a reader of this material since I was young, I did not know. It also covers other subjects beside UFO's but not in such detail. I used this book to do part of the research for my own, for me there is no better recommendation I can give it.

  • Allison Thurman
    2018-11-13 13:47

    This book is almost as much a history of trends within "ufology" as it is of UFO sightings. Comprehensive and exhaustively researched, I leave off a star only because it seems more speculative than the first volume. But then again, ufology got weirder in the time period covered - abductions and Area 51 conspiracy came into play in the 1980s.Recommended along with Leslie Kean's UFO book for anyone who wants to read about the subject without all the silliness and handwaving.

  • galacticctzn
    2018-12-12 08:33

    brilliant!!! The complete historyof america including the part we dont get to hear about, UFOs, when you add this topic into the mix, suddenly everything else makes sense. it is impossible to understand exactly what has happened the past 75 years without understanding the UFO phenomena. Richard Dolan has certainly done his homework, the book is complete and has many shocking revalations that make history understandable. love these books.!!!

  • Manheim Wagner
    2018-11-17 14:58

    In "UFOs and the National Security State: The Cover-up Exposed, 1973-1991," Richard Dolan provides the reader an overview of the UFO phenomenon without any doses of specualtion. This is an honest assessment of the UFO phenomenon and the people who have researched it.