With unprecedented access, Jacobsen uncovers what really goes on in the Nevada desert, from testing nuclear reactions to building super-secret, super-sonic jets to pursuing the war on terror, to answering questions and breaking myths long held by UFOologists.
Annie Jacobsen is a contributing editor at the Los Angeles Times Magazine and an investigative reporter whose work has also appeared in the National Review and the Dallas Morning News. Her two-part series “The Road to Area 51” in the Los Angeles Times Magazine broke online reader records and remained the “most popular/most emailed” story for ten consecutive days.
M. G. Lord is the author of Forever Barbie: The Unauthorized Biography of a Real Doll and Astro Turf: The Private Life of Rocket Science. She is a frequent contributor to the New York Times Book Review and the Times’s Arts & Leisure section. Her work has appeared in numerous publications, including the New Yorker, Vogue, the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, and ArtForum. Before becoming a freelance writer, Lord was a syndicated political cartoonist and a columnist for Newsday. She teaches at the University of Southern California and lives in Los Angeles.
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