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Date: Mon, 29 Jun 1998 23:45:09 EDT
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Subject: BAR 199807

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June, 1998 (Vol. 1, #6)

Books mentioned in BAR can be ordered on most e-mail systems by clicking on
the hyperlink title.  This will take you to the book at Amazon.com.  You can
read more about it at that point and decide if you want to order it.  If you
do, you add it to your "shopping cart".  Then, if you want another title
mentioned here, please click on it in this post.  If you have questions,
please e-mail Bufo at bufocalvin@aol.com.  Books are also available by phone
from Greenleaf Publications at 1-800-905-UFOs (1-800-905-8367).  If you call,
please be sure to tell them that Bufo sent you.

If you have books to recommend, please let me know.  If you would like to be
named as recommending it, include that information as well and tell me you
would like to be cited.

In this issue: Featured Title, Recent Additions, and Most Intriguing

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FEATURED TITLE:

The Day After Roswell
( <A HREF="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/067101756X/bufosweirdworld">
The Day After Roswell (paperback)</A> )
by Col. Philip J. Corso with William J. Birnes
This Paperback Edition Published June 1998 (hardback published July 1997)
List Price: $6.99, Amazon Price*: $5.59
"Hide the truth and the truth becomes your enemy.  Disclose the truth and it
becomes your weapon."
--Col Philip J. Corso, THE DAY AFTER ROSWELL
This book, just out in paperback, is one of the most significant UFO books of
recent years.  Not necessarily because of what it says, but because of who
says it.

There can be little question that Col. Corso was, in fact, a major figure in
military intelligence.  This is attested to, among other things, by a
controversy that surrounded the publication of the hardback.  Senator Strom
Thurmond (r his office) had apparently written a foreward praising Corso's
work.  According to Thurmond's people, they didn't know at that point what the
book was going to cover.  They complained, and the Thurmond intro is not in
this edition.

What prompted the "retraction?"  Corso claims to have been responsible for
some of the debris from the Roswell "flying saucer" crash.  According to the
book, he would guess what something was, and then insinuate it into the
Research and Development process in America.  In other words, we didn't mass
produce replicas of alien technology: we used its example to influence our own
natural technological progress.

This would be a brilliant and logical way to approach it.  It would be a
little hard to explain if you simply took a functioning laser (for example),
brought it down to the local machine shop, and had them mass produce it.
Instead, you take it to a lab which is already trying to develope something
similar.  You find someone high up there you can trust (or you lie to someone
you can't and say it was recovered from the French or the Russians).  They
probably understand it better than you anyway, and can simply drop it into the
soup of ideas which always flows around a research facility.

Logical?  Yes.  Factual?  That's another whole question.  The really
interesting part (to me, anyway) is that this book was written and published.
We have three main possibilities, as I see it.  Col. Corso believes what is in
the book.  Col. Corso believes some of what is in the book.  Col. Corso is
deliberately lying.

In the first case, it seems unlikely that Corso is simply wrong.  He may
believe it because it is true.  He may believe it because he has been induced
to believe it.  Incompetence and insanity both seem unlikely to me.  If it is
true, why would Corso release what would presumably be classified information?
Corso doesn't strike me (subjectively, of course) as someone who would go
against orders for personal gain.  If he thought it was the best for Corps and
Country, he might.

In the second and third cases, we have deception.  Deception usually has a
purpose, and that is the most tantalyzing aspect...

In any event, the book is well-written. I'll admit my prejudice: it read in
some parts like it was =too= well-written.  In particular, there was an early
reconstruction of the Roswell crash events (which seemed to carefully not
contradict the popular notions of the "UFO community").  Corso says that
"These are the stories as I heard them, as people later told them to me."
Corso claims no special knowledge about the actual recovery sequence...but
wouldn't you think that would be part of the "need to know" for understanding
the recovered artifacts?  Maybe not, but it does strike me as odd that there
is essentially nothing in his version which is outside of the books.  My guess
is that this part was written mainly by his co-author, William Birnes.

I found the whole thing fascinating and plausible, and I'm sure most people
would enjoy it, at least as a good read.  However, I didn't find it
convincing.  Let me put it this way: the "what" of the book was good, but I
often find that "why" is where the real importance lies.

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RECENT ADDITIONS:

Some of the items recently added to Bufo's WEIRD WORLD BOOKS:

Conspiracy of Silence
(
<A HREF="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0380799189/bufosweirdworld">Co
nspiracy of Silence (paperback)</A>)
Subtitle: From Roswell to Project Blue Book What the Government Doesn't Want
You to Know About Ufos
by Kevin Randle
Paperback, July 1998 (available now)
List Price: $6.99, Amazon Price*: $5.59

Cosmic Test Tube
( <A HREF="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0963916122/bufosweirdworld">
Cosmic Test Tube</A> )
Subtitle: Extraterrestrial Contact, Theories, and Evidence
by Randall Fitzgerald, illustrated by Paul Mendoza
Paperback, May 1998
List Price: $19.95, Amazon Price*: $15.96

Extra Sensory Perception
( <A HREF="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1901881253/bufosweirdworld">
Extra Sensory Perception (Boot&Bailey)</A>
Subtitle: Are You a Mind Reader? (Elements of the Extraordinary series)
by Andy Boot & Gerald Bailey
Paperback, June 1998
List Price: $5.95, Amazon Price*: $4.76

Field Guide to North American Monsters
( <A HREF="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0609800175/bufosweirdworld">
Field Guide to North American Monsters</A>)
Subtitle: Everything You Need to Know About Encountering over 100 Terrifying
Creatures in the Wild
by W. Haden Blackman
Paperback, June 1998
List Price: $15.00, Amazon Price*: $12.00

Flying Saucers Over Los Angeles
( <A HREF="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0932813542/bufosweirdworld">
Flying Saucers Over Los Angeles</A> )
by Dewayne B. Johnson, Kenn Thomas, & David Hatcher Childress
Paperback, June 1998
List Price: $16.00, Amazon Price*: $12.80

Guardian Angels and Spirit Guides
(
<A HREF="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0451195442/bufosweirdworld">Gu
ardian Spirits and Angel Guides</A> )
Subtitle: True Accounts of Benevolent Beings from the Other Side
by Brad Steiger
Paperback, July 1998 (available now)
List Price: $5.99, Amazon Price*: $4.79

Hitler and the Occult
( <A HREF="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0879759739/bufosweirdworld">
Hitler and the Occult</A>)
by Ken Anderson
Hardback, April 1995
List Price: $26.95, Amazon Price*: $18.87

Project Moondust
(
<A HREF="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0380726920/bufosweirdworld">Pr
oject Moondust</A>)
Subtitle: Beyond Roswell--Exposing the Government's Continuing Covert Ufo
Investigation and Cover-Ups
by Kevin Randle
Paperback, July 1998 (available now)
List Price: $12.50, Amazon Price: $10.00

Psychic Explorer
( <A HREF="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0749916850/bufosweirdworld">
Psychic Explorer</A>)
Subtitle: A Down-To-Earth Guide to Six Magical Arts, Astrology, Auras, the
Tarot, Dowsing, Palmistry, ESP
by Jonathan Cainer & Carl Rider
Paperback, April 1998
List Price: $16.95, Amazon Price*: $13.56

The Randle Report (paperback)
( <A HREF="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0871318598/bufosweirdworld">
The Randle Report (paperback)</A>)
Subtitle: UFOs in the 90s
by Kevin Randle
Reprint Paperback, May 1998
List Price: $14.95, Amazon Price*: $11.96

Reincarnation
( <A HREF="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0749917873/bufosweirdworld">
Reincarnation (Stemman)</A>)
Subtitle: Amazing True Cases from Around the World
by Roy Stemman
Paperback, April, 1998
List Price: $9.95, Amazon Price*: $7.96

The Search for the Girl with the Blue Eyes
( <A HREF="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0876043953/bufosweirdworld">
The Search for the Girl with the Blue Eyes</A> )
Subtitle: A Venture into Reincarnation
Reprint
by Jess Stearn
List Price: $12.95, Amazon Price*: $12.95

UFO Sightings: The Evidence
( <A HREF="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1573922137/bufosweirdworld">
UFO Sightings: The Evidence</A> )
by Robert Sheaffer
Hardcover, May 1998
List Price: $25.95, Amazon Price*: $18.17

The Ultimate Alien Agenda
(
<A HREF="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/156718779X/bufosweirdworld">Th
e Ultimate Alien Agenda</A> )
Subtitle: The Re-Engineering of Humankind
by James L. Walden
Paperback, June 1998
List Price: $9.95, Amazon Price*: $7.96

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MOST INTRIGUING:

Last month's five most visited titles at Bufo's WEIRD WORLD Books were:

1. Talking to Heaven
(
<A HREF="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ISBN=0525942688/bufosweirdworldA/">
Talking to Heaven : A Medium's Message of Life After Death</A> )
Subtitle: A Medium's Message of Life After Death
by James Van Praagh
List Price: $20.95, Amazon Price*: $14.67

2. Confirmation
( <A HREF="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/031218557X/bufosweirdworldA/
">Confirmation: The Hard Evidence of Aliens Among Us</A> )
by Whitley Strieber
Hardcover, 256 pages
May, 1998
List Price: $23.95, Amazon Price: $16.77
Abductee Strieber's latest, and getting considerable publicity

3. Field Guide to Mysterious Places of Eastern North America
(
<A HREF="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ISBN=0805044493/bufosweirdworldA/">
Field Guide to Mysterious Places of Eastern North America</A> )
by Salvatore M. Trento
Paperback, 268 pages
May, 1997
List Price: $18.95, Amazon Price*: $15.16

4. Glimpses of Other Realities : High Strangeness, Vol. 2
( <A HREF="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1879706784/bufosweirdworldA/
">Glimpses of Other Realities: High Strangeness, Vol. 2</A> )
by Linda Moulton Howe
Paperback, 512 pages
March, 1998
List price: $27.95, Amazon Price*: $22.36

5. Secret Life of Plants
(
<A HREF="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ISBN=0060915870/bufosweirdworldA/">
The Secret Life of Plants</A> )
by Peter Tompkins, Christopher Bird
Paperback, pagination unknown
February, 1989
List price: $16.00, Amazon Price*: $12.80

This is Bufo saying, "If =everything= seemed normal, that =would= be weird!"

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