TD Barnes

Biography

TD Barnes
DOB: January 25, 1937
Place of Birth: Dalhart, Texas
Current Address: 468 Palegold St., Henderson, NV 89012
Phone: (702) 481-0568, Fax: 566-4168, e-mail: tdbarnes@me.com
URLs: http://td-barnes.com/
http://area51specialprojects.com/
http://roadrunnersinternationale.com/
http://startelnevada.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ThorntondBarnes
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ThorntonDBarnes
Blog: td-barnes.com/blog/
Smashwords Interview: https://www.smashwords.com/interview/area51sp
Smashwords profile page: https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/area51sp
Website: td-barnes. com
LinkedIn: www. LinkedIn.com/profile/edit?trk=tab_pro

Thornton D. “TD” Barnes, author and entrepreneur, grew up on a ranch at Dalhart, Texas. He graduated from Mountain View High School in Oklahoma and embarked on a ten-year military career. He served as an Army intelligence specialist in Korea and then continued his education while in the US Army, attending two and a half years of missile and radar electronics by day and college courses at night. Barnes deployed with the first combat Hawk missile battalion during the Soviet Iron Curtain threat before attending the Artillery Officer Candidate School, where an injury ended his military career.
During his extensive professional career, Barnes was a field engineer at the NASA High Range in Nevada for the X-15, XB-70, lifting bodies and lunar landing vehicles; working on the NERVA project at Jackass Flats, Nevada. He was a member of a special projects team at Area 51 for the Central Intelligence Agency. Barnes later formed a family oil and gas exploration company, drilling and producing oil and gas and mining uranium and gold.
Barnes is currently the CEO of Startel, Inc., a landowner, and is actively mining a quarry for landscape rock and gold in Nevada. He is the president of Roadrunners Internationale, an association of Area 51 veterans, and is the executive director of the Nevada Aerospace Hall of Fame.
Two National Geographic Channel documentaries feature Barnes: Area 51 Declassified and CIA—Secrets of Area 51. Numerous documentaries on the History Channel, the Discovery Channel, the Travel Channel and others also feature him. The Annie Jacobsen book Area 51 Declassified documents his career.
Barnes lives in Henderson, Nevada.

Smashwords Interview

What prompted you to write about EMP?
I have an electronics background and occasion to work with electromagnetic energy at the Atomic Energy Commission's Atomic Proving Grounds in the 1960s. I realized that most people have no idea how catastrophic an EMP attack would be on the world. I try to address the human survival aspects so the reader knows what to expect and how to prepare and react.
Do you feel such an attack is possible?
Absolutely. It is not a matter of if; it is a matter of when. An EMP attack doesn't have to come from a nuclear bomb. EMP is a short burst of electromagnetic energy that can occur in many ways. It can be radiated, electric, conducted, or magnetic depending on the source. Low level EMP occurs from lightning, electrostatic discharge, a meteoroid passing though the Earth's atmosphere, or a coronal mass ejection, a burst of plasma and an accompanying magnetic coming from a corona ejection from the sun that is picked up by solar winds. Those events are more of a annoyance, but a terrorist cell or rogue nation managing to acquire a small quantity of nuclear bomb material can build and deliver a device in a backpack, or a container box aboard a ship that will wipe out everything electrical for as far as our power grids go. EMP doesn't kill by explosive power. EMP is an energy pulse that transmits though it would, however, most likely be released by an explosion.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find TD Barnes online


Where to buy in print


Videos

Barnes on Area 51 discussion panel for C-Span
Author T.D. Barnes discusses his military background that brought him to Area 51 on the CIA Project OXCART

TD Barnes discusses Area 51
Author Barnes participates in a Panel Discussion about Area 51

TD Barnes on National Geographic Channel Documentary
TD Barnes, joins with former CIA DDS&T discussing Area 51

TD Barnes on National Geographic Channel Documentary
Barnes and former CIA discussing secrecy at Area 51

Nevada Aerospace Hall of Fame Open House Event
NVAHOF Director TD Barnes and his staff join with the Clark County Aviation Association and others to participate in a public open house at the legendary North Las Vegas International Airport. The event focused primarily on the youth of Nevada.

Series

The CIA Area 51 Chronicles
An insider's account of how the CIA formed Area 51 in Nevada and turned it into the technology laboratory that it is today. In 1955, the Central Intelligence Agency founded the Area 51 station to develop the revolutionary high-flying U-2 reconnaissance plane that has flown operationally on a global scale ever since. In 1959, the Area 51 station initiated a successor to the U-2 Angel, the A-12 Archangel that was America’s first stealth plane and flew higher and faster than any plane ever. In the process, the CIA’s Science and Technology Directorate assembled a special projects team at Area 51 like no other in the world. When the Air Force assumed the agency’s aerial reconnaissance flight in 1968, the station had already prepared by setting its unique facilities at the Area 51 station into a business of continuing with stealth development and a new project needed by customers starting with the US Air Force and the Navy. The Area 51 station began the exploitation of the Soviet MiG planes that had mastered the aerial war in Vietnam. That was only the start of a highly classified technology laboratory and business that has expanded to levels one can only imagine today.

The Angels

Price: $4.50 USD.

The Archangels

Price: $4.50 USD.

The Company Business

Price: $4.50 USD.
Jihad America
Hoot Hanson, a struggling oil wildcatter in Oklahoma hits a gusher, drawing notoriety that attracts the attention of an unscrupulous Muslim attorney acting as a liaison for the Department of Homeland Security. The attorney is secretly funding Islamic ISIS fighters in the Middle East. A massacre occurs when the Islamic Jihad targets Hanson Oil for its first jihadist strike against America. Hoot fights the feds for his company and retaliates for the attack on his people.

The Border - Jihad America

Price: $2.95 USD.

The POW - Jihad America

Price: $2.95 USD.

Books

Expedition Deep Space
Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 65,500. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
For five years the four, two men and two women had trained together for the first manned flight to Mars. An over-burn of its rockets due to sabotage during departure dooms the Mars mission and leaves the Explorer and crew no choice but look for a new planet or asteroid to colonize. That's what the US military and intelligence agencies wanted everyone on Earth to think, but . . . . .
Leaving the Mountain
Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 87,260. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
TEOTWAWKI. "The end of the world as we know it" It's been four years since an EMP attack and ensuing nuclear war brought on a nuclear winter that has killed 90% of the earth's population. At last a group of survivors leaves their refuge known as The Mountain to battle hostile foreign survivors seeking to take their refuge. The survivors split, most leaving the mountain to rebuild.
Mountain Return
Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 94,730. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
TEOTWAWKI. "The end of the world as we know it." Two years after the EMP attack , the bombs, nuclear winter of global magnitude killing ninety percent of the world's population, and numerous attacks, the survivors venture out of the mountain where they confront yet another enemy. Migrating survivors, mostly from the underdeveloped countries of Central and South America not targeted by the war.
The Mountain
Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 99,430. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
TEOTWAWKI. "The end of the world as we know it" becomes a reality after an EMP attack upon the United States develops into a nuclear war. A select group is sheltered in tunnel complex intended for the storage waste. The group adapts to subterranean life, fending off attacks on the outside and escaping a nuclear winter on a global scale that kills off 90% of the world human population.
CIA Project OXCART
Price: $5.50 USD. Words: 42,590. Language: American English. Published: April 29, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, & technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics, Nonfiction » History » Renaissance
Selecting a place called Area 51 in Nevada and beneath a shroud of secrecy, the Central Intelligence Agency first flew the U-2, the Angel knowing at the time that the Russians would most likely shoot it down within 18 months. To replace the U-2, the CIA designed America’s first stealth plane that today remains the highest flying and fastest manned, air-breathing aircraft ever flown in the world.
CIA War Bride
Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 68,950. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography, Nonfiction » History » Family history
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CIA War Bride is a biography of the life of Velma and Werner Weiss, a CIA family. They meet during World War II when he and Velma are working for the CIA in England. Their work takes them to Japan where Werner managed the U-2 surveillance plane detachment deployed from Area 51. The author worked with Werner Weiss at Area 51 and was a close friend of Velma Weiss until her death
The Company Business
Series: The CIA Area 51 Chronicles. Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 71,690. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, & technology » History, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, & technology » History
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When the Air Force refused to build a spy plane to overfly the Soviet Union, the CIA's new Science and Technology Directorate did so, developing both the U-2 and A-12 spy planes at the Lockheed Skunks Works and flying them at a secret CIA station today known as Area 51. At this secret venue, the CIA developed a secret technology laboratory that became a company business that continues today.
The Archangels
Series: The CIA Area 51 Chronicles. Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 124,040. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, & technology » History, Nonfiction » History » War
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The combination of the shoot down of the U-2 over Russia in 1960, Russia’s moving into Cuba, and the war in Vietnam placed a heavy load on national security. Secretly flown out of Area 51, the CIA’s new Directorate of Science and Technology developed a stealthy spy plane that still today remains the fastest and highest flying manned plane ever.
The Angels
Series: The CIA Area 51 Chronicles. Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 121,560. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, & technology » History, Nonfiction » History » Military
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They all, President Truman, the Army, Air Force, Navy, and the Marine Corps feared the Central Intelligence Agency, yet the president tasked it with doing something that the Air Force would not do. That was to develop a manned overhead reconnaissance program to spy on RussiaDespite many technological and bureaucratic hurdles, the CIA develops both Area 51 and the revolutionary plane, the U-2.
Soaring With The Eagles
Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 89,910. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, & technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
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For half a century, his family and friends never knew he worked on special projects at Area 51 for the CIA. Barnes, an Area 51 and Cold War veteran tells what brought him from a desolate childhood on a remote ranch in the West Texas Panhandle, and through an Army career to Area 51 to serve the CIA's Directorate of Science and Technology. Barnes shares the family sacrifices and achievements also.
The Border - Jihad America
Series: Jihad America. Price: $2.95 USD. Words: 84,000. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Senator Hanson leads his White Hats into Mexico to rescue a group of high school girls kidnapped by the jihadists in New Mexico where they team with the Mexican army to stop terrorists from traveling through Mexico to get to the United States and to halt the flow of drugs to US cities. Hanson Security Services exposes politicians enriching themselves from the sales of narcotics.
The POW - Jihad America
Series: Jihad America. Price: $2.95 USD. Words: 84,030. Language: American English. Published: July 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure
The Hanson realize the survivors of the jihadist cell is targeting them for revenge and their wealth when they kidnap one of the twins and behead Hoot's bird dog. They take the battle to the jihadists, forming Hanson's Army disguised as a security company. The bad guys soon learn that the Hansons have no fear, no forgiveness, unlimited resources and take no prisoners. Their war becomes political.
First Strike - Jihad America
Series: Jihad America. Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 104,760. Language: American English. Published: July 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Hoot and Hannah Hanson strike it rich when one of Hoot's wildcat wells strikes oil, a lot of oil. With the discovery comes notoriety that attracts the attention of an unscrupulous attorney seeking funding to establish a local cell of Islamic jihadists. A brusing court battle and then a massacre by Jihadists targeting Hanson Oil ignites the wrath of the Hansons who fight dirty for what is theirs.

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