The dry lake bed of Groom Lake in Nevada is better knows as Area 51. The military installation didn’t “officially” exist until recently, but secrets are still coming to light… and will be for decades. For those looking to learn a bit more about the history of Area 51 and the myriad aircraft, technology and secrets, “Area 51: The Graphic History of America’s Most Secret Military Installation,” might be worth a read.
The graphic novel is penned by Dwight Jon Zimmerman and illustrated by Greg Scott. The book reveals “how for more than 60 years, the CIA, the U.S. Air Forice, and Lockheed Martin all used Area 51 as a staging ground for test flights of experimental or highly classified aircraft.” Archangel-12 U-2, SR-71 and F-117 are a few of the aircraft detailed.
Area 51 is a quick read at just 96 pages. The art is entertaining but at $19.99 a tad pricey. It is available from Amazon and other retailers.