If you have ever taken interest in the UFO phenomenon and the grandest UFO story of all, the Roswell crash, this is the book for you. But it shouldn't be the only book you read on he subject.
The credentials of the author, Stanton Friedman, are impressive. Before he began working on UFO research, he was a respected nuclear physicist who worked on nuclear-thermal rockets. He takes a scientific approach to his research, and he has done a thorough job researching most of his material.
The point of the book is simple: an object of unknown (read: extraterrestrial) origin crashed in Corona, NM on July 2, 1947. At he same time, another UFO went down over the Plains of San Agustin. The US government realized the implications of these events and immediately confiscated all the evidence.
My complaints? Well, Friedman steadfastly denies claims made by his fellow researcher, Kevin Randle, that the main body of the craft went down just north of Roswell. He has subsequently debunked a lot of Randle's witnesses to that event, but little of that appears here. On the other hand, he presents the San Agustin crash with the testimony of only two individuals, one of whom died twenty years ago. It is possible that this event is the same as the "Socorro Crash" that Heseman and Mantell describe in their "Beyond Roswell." And Friedman defends the idea that a group named "Majestic 12" has withheld the UFO secrets since Roswell. Although there was some evidence suporting MJ-12 at the time, the idea has fallen from favor in the UFO community after fraudulent MJ-12 documents were discovered.
Crash at Corona is still the most scientific and accurate look at the confusing events in Roswell in July 1947. Still, the book should not be your only reference on this potentially world-shattering event. A true scientist and truth-seeker would read all of the Roswell books and draw their own conclusions.