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UFO : the inside story of the US government's search for alien life here--and out there  Cover Image Large Print Book Large Print Book

UFO : the inside story of the US government's search for alien life here--and out there / Garrett M. Graff.


"A thrilling story of science, Nazi research, secret spy planes, and the space race, UFO traces the history of the U.S. government's hunt for 'unidentified aerial phenomena' here on Earth, as well as the group of forward-thinking scientists who launched the search for extraterrestrial intelligence far from Earth. Drawing on original archival research, declassified documents and interviews with intelligence and military officials, Graff's book traces our quest to understand one of the most popular questions of all time: whether or not aliens exist"-- Back cover.

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  • ISBN: 9798885797528
  • Physical Description: 943 pages (large print), 22 unnumbered pages of plates : black and white illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Edition: Large print edition
  • Publisher: [Waterville, Maine] : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company 2024.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally published: New York : Avid Reader Press, 2023.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue: War of the worlds -- Introduction -- Flying saucers -- Part 1: The saucer age. The foo fighters -- The rocket age -- Project Sign -- The classics -- Project Grudge -- Captain Ruppelt arrives -- The mysterious death of Captain Mantell -- The Washington merry-go-round -- The Robertson panel -- Saucer-mania -- Frost's flying saucer -- The contactees -- The men in black -- Sputnik -- Briefing Capitol Hill -- Part 2: The space age. Fermi's paradox -- Project Ozma -- Phantom signal -- The Drake equation -- The search expands -- The Socorro incident -- Exploring Mars -- Swamp gas -- The UFO gap -- The Condon report -- The Byurakan conference -- The Arecibo message -- Close encounters of the third kind -- The Dick Cavett duel -- The Tehran incident -- The wow signal -- Situation red -- Exploring the cosmos -- The alone theory -- Voodoo warrior -- MJ-12 -- Crop circles -- The Belgian wave -- Interrupted journey -- Sex with aliens -- Roswell revisited -- "Who killed JFK?" -- The Mars rock -- The Phoenix lights -- Part 3: The interstellar age. Cometa -- Skinwalker Ranch -- StarChips -- The Tic Tac incident -- Life science -- Breakthrough listen -- Epilogue: The truth is out there.
Subject: Extraterrestrial beings > Research > United States > History.
Unidentified flying objects > Research > United States > History.
Life on other planets > Research > United States > History.
Life on other planets > Research.
United States > Research > History.
Genre: Large print books.

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Covington Branch LT 001.942 G736u 2023 (Text) 33126025792528 Large Print Nonfiction Available -

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