Dreamland: Travels Inside the Secret World of Roswell and Area 51 Hardcover and softcover, 336 pages
Published July 21st 1998 by Villard (Random House)

Dreamland zooms in on Area 51 – the nearly four million acres of Nevada airspace that has been a base for experimental military aircraft, the fount of UFO rumors, and the alleged site of alien insurrection. How this real-life legend came to exist is Phil Patton’s tale. He explores the mystery and fantasy surrounding the place, peeks over the edge of paranoia, and tracks strange objects in the air above this country of the mind. He visits spies and counterspies, test pilots and secret agents, and tunnels into the subcultures of true believers and conspiracy buffs.

By Jeana Yeager, Dick Rutan with Phil Patton
Hardcover, 337 pages
Published November 12, 1987 by Knopf; softcover, Book of the Month and other editions

Phil Patton weaves this first-person account of the history-making circumnavigation of the glove without refueling, as told by pilots Jeana Yeager and Dick Rutan. It was Phil’s first published book and re-issued in multiple editions and languages.

History’s Mysteries – Area 51: Beyond Top Secret
DVD, Published 2005
The History Channel

Born during the Cold War, Area 51 in Nevada, also known as Groom Lake or Dreamland, became not only the Air Force’s most strategic test site, but also a symbol of everything that was sneaky about the U.S. military-industrial-intelligence complex. In recent years, UFO investigators claimed that the top-secret planes tested there were built with technology gleaned from captured alien aircraft. Featuring Phil Patton, author of Dreamland, this History Channel documentary explores the secrets of the cryptic desert facility and mysterious deaths of base workers.