This book is an excellent work from SO many perspectives. Vallee's behind-the-scenes experiences belie the claim that the U.S. military and intelligence community abandoned all interest in the UFO phenomenon after the Condon Report. His descriptions of nature, interacting with his family, etc., show the soul of a poet--with the literary talent to match.
Vallee also discusses with an insider's knowledge why the various major UFO organizations of the 1960's and early 70's gradually fell apart, with personal insights about many of the "major players".
For those interested in the origins of the Internet, natural-language databases, electronic conferencing, and *especially* the political wrangling that takes place in companies faced with a paradigm shift from technology and why systems ultimately do or don't get accepted, this is a goldmine.
Vallee also corrects a lot of misinformation that has circulated as fact for years in technical circles. As he points out, most of the people writing about the early history of modern computers, networking and the Internet were children when a lot of these things occurred and a lot of facts have been obscured by myths. For instance, the computer mouse was not developed at Xerox PARC, it was developed almost a *decade* earlier.
It is also fascinating to see Vallee's 30-year old comments about how "some day there will be electronic networking communities and people will form social networks through computers". But then, again, as he points out, some people told him ... "Nah, that's never gonna happen."
Vallee also discusses quite a bit about military psychic research about remote viewing, psychokinesis, efforts to kill by "thought" power, etc. He points out that the U.S. military was concerned about the possibility that someone with telekinetic powers could trigger a nuclear weapon.
I was also quite surprised how many famous people Vallee didn't simply meet but got to be fairly friendly with, including Anton Levay, Timothy Leary, Ira Einhorn, Doug Engelbart, Uri Geller, Andria Puharich and many others.