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Good is a respected British broadcast journalist and UFO investigator. His main purpose in writing this book is to prove that many national governments continue to suppress information about UFOs that might prove disturbing to the public. Focusing on the post-World War II era, Good includes a large number of worldwide sightingsmany of which will be new to American readers. This study is broader in scope than Lawrence Fawcett and Barry J. Greenwood's Clear Intent ( LJ 6/15/84), which was based on declassified FBI, CIA, and U.S. Air Force files. While all UFO devotees will want to see this book, its suppression-of-evidence theme gives it wider general interest than other titles in the genre. Gary D. Barber, SUNY at Fredonia Lib.
This book is a superb introduction to UFOlogy
Reviewer: An Amazon.com Customer
This book is a great introduction to UFOlogy. If someone were only to have one book on the subject, this would be the one to buy. Tim Good's book has an enormous number of incidents, recounted in detail. This is the strength of the book and what makes it so valuable, the sheer comprehensiveness of it. The only weaknesses in this ambitious work are its somewhat obscure system of organization of the data, and the inclusion of material which has since been proven to be false, such as the interview with the purported former USAF fighter pilot who claimed that there was a special unit tasked to intercept and photograph UFOs in the 1950's. While there may have been such a unit, this poor fellow (identified with a pseudonym under his photograph in Good's book) has since confessed (after investigation revealed) that he was never a flight officer in the Air Force and never participated in such an interception unit, as detailed in the most recent edition of UFO Magazine on-line. Good also seems insufficiently skeptical of certain UFO shibboleths, such as the Majestic-12 documents which "just showed up" in L.A. film producer Jaimie Shindera's mail box one day. These and other failures to probe deeply enough into the material mar an otherwise impressive compendium of material. These flaws notwithstanding, this is an entertaining and informative book which I highly recommend to anyone with an interest in this admittedly odd area of human experience.
A must-read book for anyone interested in UFO's.
Reviewer: A reader from Chicago, IL
This book is one of the best books I have ever read on the UFO subject. What distinguishes it is the amount of research that went into it. The author does not merely speculate and hypothesize, as do most UFO authors. He gives names, dates, places, written evidence, photographic evidence, etc. This book convinced me that there is, and has been, a UFO cover-up in place since 1947. It is a large book, filled with solidly researched information, and presented in a rational, intelligent manner. I am surprised that this book has not received a ton of favorable reviews from people interested in this subject. Perhaps most people's attention spans are too short to get through it, and instead prefer the tabloid type of UFO book. Along with the author's other book, "Alien Contact," and Jim Marrs' "Alien Agenda," it is one of the best researched and most interesting UFO books I've read. Highly recommended. Buy it and read it thoroughly.