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Re: Book UFOs And Government

From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul>
Date: Mon, 16 Jul 2012 07:55:10 -0500
Archived: Mon, 16 Jul 2012 10:48:46 -0400
Subject: Re: Book UFOs And Government


>From: Bill Chalker <bill.chalker.7.nul>
>To: post.nul
>Date: Sun, 15 Jul 2012 07:08:58 -0700
>Subject: Book UFOs And Government

>UFOs And Government
>A Historical Inquiry

>by Michael Swords and Robert Powell, with Clas Svahn, Vicente-
>Juan Ballester Olmos, Bill Chalker, Barry Greenwood, Richard
>Thieme, Jan Aldrich, and Steve Purcell

>http://www.anomalistbooks.com/book.cfm?id=64

>Clearly I am biased as I authored the Australian chapter but
>this book is an excellent foundational historical text which
>anchors UFO history in serious scholarship and verifiable data.

Like my friend Bill Chalker, I, too, concede a degree of bias;
in my case, that's because I wrote the foreword. Nonetheless, I
hesitate not a moment to pronounce this among the most
significant UFO books ever written. I'd place it in the top 10,
at least of works written in English.

It's a monument to sober, meticulous scholarship in a field
where such is all too rare. It supersedes any number of books
that promote speculation and conspiracy theory - or, at the
other end, blanket denial - in place of the documentable
evidence, which makes for a fascinating story in itself.

When I read the book in galleys, I was struck by how much it
told me I hadn't known or appreciated. And I thought I knew this
stuff.


Jerry Clark




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