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BAR 199901

From: Buffo Calvin BufoCalvin@aol.com
Date: Sat, 30 Jan 1999 10:34:46 EST
Fwd Date: Sat, 30 Jan 1999 18:58:19 -0500
Subject: BAR 199901


Bufo Calvin<BR>
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January (Vol. 2, #1)

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 <A HREF="mailto:bufocalvin@aol.com">BufoCalvin@aol.com</A>.
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: Feature Title; Recent Arrivals; and Things to Come
FEATURED TITLE:
UFO HEADQUARTERS
<A HREF="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0312193475/bufosweirdworld">
UFO Headquarters</A>
Subtitle: Investigations on Current Extraterrestrial Activity
by Susan Wright
Hardback, 271 pages
Bibliography, resource listing, photograph section (no index)
September 1998

This book may, in some ways, represent the future of non-fiction publishing.
The author seems to have made reasonable, extensive use of the Internet.  Not
taking what is said as simple truth, she goes the highly unusual step beyond
of actually following up on the assertions via (gasp) phone calls (among other
things).  This gives her not only current speculation, but a good degree of
critical examination.

Her subject, the "UFO Headquarters" of the book's title, is the base that has
loosely been referred to as Area 51.  While the book does stray beyond that,
it brings us all the usual players.  However, I'm quite certain that anyone
reading it, even with extensive prior knowledge, would be likely to find
something new.

I would have liked to have seen more structure to the book: I can typically
identify what I call "the gambit", where the author makes an opening
statement, and some kind of sum up.  In this book, there really are neither:
it reads almost more like a website, with one "link" taking the reader to
another with very little attempt to build up to a conclusion.  Fortunately,
the information given was worth it and competently written, even if I wasn't
left with any sense of a position (which should not, by any means, always be
required).

Think of it as a light read with some new nuggets about the "mystery base".
It seems a particularly apt gift for someone you know who is interested in
UFOs, since it seems singularly unlikely to offend.
RECENT ARRIVALS:
Hot time for UFO titles.  I cover lots of different areas, and we'll be seeing
quite a few different things as the year progresses.

<A HREF="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0028629043/bufosweirdworld">
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Being Psychic</A>

<A HREF="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/156924782X/bufosweirdworld">
The UFO Experience (paperback reprint)</A>
by J. Allen Hynek
This was one of the most important UFO titles ever.  Hynek, who created the
"Close Encounters of the Third Kind", etc., classification system, really
solidified ufology with this one.  A must read...

<A HREF="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/156924720X/bufosweirdworld">
Without Consent (paperback)</A>
by Philip Mantle and Carl Nagaitis
A look at alien abductions by one of the foremost British investigators.  This
perspective is especially important in determining the cultural influence (if
any) on these reports)

<A HREF="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1567182615/bufosweirdworld">
Out of Time and Place (paperback)</A>
by Terry O'Neill
Compiled from FATE

<A HREF="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0312968353/bufosweirdworld">
Enter the Valley</A>
by Christopher O'Brien
His first book,
<A HREF="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0312958838/bufosweirdworld">
The Mysterious Valley (paperback)</A>, was refreshingly straight-forward and
well-written.  I'm looking forward to reading this one as well.

<A HREF="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1893183025/bufosweirdworld">
The Aliens and the Scalpel (paperback)</A>
by Roger K. Leir
He surgically removed "implants" from "abductees" in conjunction with Derrel
Sims.

<A HREF="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0380799073/bufosweirdworld">We
Come As Friends (paperback)</A>
Subtitle: True Tales of Positive Alien Encounters
by Peter Michaels

<A HREF="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1879706504/bufosweirdworld">
The Source (hardback)</A>
by Art Bell and Brad Steiger
I'm assuming this will be available if you order it.  Quite possibly a
bestseller.

<A HREF="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0879519169/bufosweirdworld">
Open Skies, Closed Minds (hardback)</A>
by Nick Pope
Former British government employee, he claims to have been working on UFOs for
them.  A British bestseller, it's gotten quite a bit of press here as well.

<A HREF="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1577310764/bufosweirdworld">
Echoes of the Soul</A>
by Echo Bodine and Julia Ingram
Bodine is a nationally famous psychic.

THINGS TO COME
This is the first time I'm running this feature: feel free to let me know what
you think.  These books have not yet been released, but I anticipate them
being important.  You can pre-order now, and whenever they are released, get
them per Amazon's policies.

<A HREF="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0517705680/bufosweirdworld">
Stewards of the Earth (hardback)</A>
by John Mack
Pulitzer-prize winning Harvard psychiatrist, Mack strongly supported alien
abductions in his previous book.  This one is likely to be a bestseller as
well.

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