The Official CIA Manual of Trickery and Deception

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Hardie Grant Books, 2010 - Behavior modification - 248 pages
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When the CIA commissioned a top secret undercover operation in 1953, against the backdrop of the Cold War, they enlisted the help of famous magician John Mulholland to write 2 manuals on sleight of hand and undercover communication. This book reconstructs John Mulholland's manual from the original pages.

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User Review  - MrJack - LibraryThing

Question: Are the tricks and deceptions described by John Mulholland in his CIA manual of magic for spies more James Bondesque or Maxwell Smartish? Answer: Definitely the latter. Many of the hocus ... Read full review

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User Review  - JDR82 - LibraryThing

An interesting book on the intriguing marriage of magic tricks and intelligence operations. Overall, a quick read, but not a book I can rave about. Read full review

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About the author (2010)

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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