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Richard M. Dolan was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1962. He holds an MA in History from the University of Rochester and a BA in History from Alfred University.
He earned a Certificate in Political Theory from Oxford University and was a Rhodes Scholar finalist. Prior to his interest in anomalous phenomena, Dolan studied US Cold War strategy, Soviet history, and international diplomacy. In 2000, he published a 500-page study, UFOs and the National Security State. This is the first volume of a two-part historical narrative of the national security dimensions of the UFO phenomenon from 1941 to the present. Included are the records of more than fifty military bases relating to violations of sensitive airspace by unknown objects, demonstrating that the US military has taken the topic of UFOs seriously indeed. Apollo 14 astronaut Dr. Edgar Mitchell called Dolan's book "monumental," while Dr. Hal Puthoff, Director of the Institute for Advanced Studies at Austin, declared it to be "a must-read for serious students in the field."
Dolan has appeared on numerous television documentaries for the History Channel, Sci Fi Channel, as well as BBC and European networks. He appears regularly on radio stations throughout the U.S., including Coast to Coast, and has been a featured speaker at conferences internationally. In 2006, he hosted a six-episode series, Sci Fi Investigates, produced by NBC for the Sci Fi Channel. Dolan has published numerous articles on anomalous phenomena, science, and the intelligence community.
In 2003, he was a founding member of Phenomena, a magazine dedicated to leading edge issues pertaining to science and society. Richard Dolan also continues to research and write volume two of UFOs and the National Security State, which is due for release in 2009. He lives with his family in Rochester, New York.