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JUST PUBLISHED!  A new history focusing on the beginnings of a modern phenomenon– 


“On June 24th, 1947, a private pilot reported numerous dazzling objects rushing through the sky above Mount Rainier in Washington state. It was the start of the current UFO phenomena, one of the country’s most perplexing and persistent mysteries. Within a few weeks, hundreds of sightings of flying saucers were reported to news media. Surprising reports of a UFO crash in Roswell, New Mexico further added to the mystery that July. Since then, UFOs have sparked a slew of incredible claims and speculations.
This is a sober and honest history of America’s first major saucer craze, based on many sources including previously classified government records. The book cuts through decades of mystique and confusion, beginning with the 1947 UFO wave and ending with the launch of Project Blue Book in 1952. Balanced and comprehensive, this history provides background, social context and other tools for reframing perceptions of a controversial subject.”  — McFarland & Company Publishers


FLYING SAUCERS OVER AMERICA is now available for order here

and from online booksellers worldwide. Available in both print and ebook editions.