The Ultimate Spy Book

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DK Pub., 1996 - True Crime - 176 pages
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From the Civil War to both world wars and into the Cold War, The Ultimate Spy Book reveals what really happened in some of the most daring spying operations in history.
Keith Melton has amassed a dazzling collection of spy devices, many never before seen by those outside the world's elite spying agencies. Cameras that look like a pack of cigarettes are just the beginning: this book reveals listening devices, suitcase radios, hidden messages, microdots, assassination devices, and concealed weapons - everything the well-equipped spy could ever need.
Discover the combination of quick wits and nerves of steel that makes a good spy. Learn about how spies are chosen and recruited, the training they receive, and the tricks of the trade. All the risks are revealed - and all the rewards.

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User Review  - Mike Cook - Goodreads

Every page has photographs of unique spy "stuff" from both sides of different eras. Coupled with true stories about spys, the pictures make this a quick, but fascinating, read. Read full review

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User Review  - Anton Klink - Goodreads

It is OK for what it is. Some of the text is interesting to read and gadgets interesting to study, however too much of the pictures and text make repeat appearances throughout the book. It feels as if ... Read full review

Contents

EQUIPMENT
6
TECHNIQUES
58
F21 concealed camera
66
Copyright

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About the author (1996)

H. Keith Melton, a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, is an intelligence historian and a specialist in clandestine technology and espionage "tradecraft." He is the author of several books, including "CIA Special Weapons and Equipment, Clandestine Warfare", and "The Ultimate Spy Book".

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