New York: The Citadel Press, 1958. First edition. Hardcover. 224pp. Octavo [21.5 cm] Blue and black hardcover. Good. The covers are soiled. Internally, clean. The dust jacket is in good condition. Lightly rubbed and creased. There are multiple tiny losses from the edges. There is a two inch closed tear in the top edge of the front panel. Item #21567
From the Introduction- "The space craft that are now being seen in our skies have been recorded throughout history, but it was not until June 24, 1947, that they really became front page news in the United states and subsequently, in the rest of the world. On that day, Kenneth Arnold was flying his own aircraft near Mount Rainier, in the state of washington, when he spotted nine huge, gleaming objects speeding along at an estimated 1,200 miles an hour."