The Master Of Disguise: My Secret Life in the CIA by Antonio J. Mendez

The Master Of Disguise: My Secret Life in the CIA

byAntonio J. Mendez

Paperback | November 7, 2000

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From the author of Argo comes an unforgettable behind-the-scenes story of espionage in action. In the first ever memoir by a top-level operative to be authorized by the CIA, Antonio J. Mendez reveals the cunning tricks and insights that helped save hundreds from deadly situations.

Adept at creating new identities for anyone, anywhere, Mendez was involved in operations all over the world, from “Wild West” adventures in East Asia to Cold War intrigue in Moscow. In 1980, he orchestrated the escape of six Americans from a hostage situation in revolutionary Tehran, Iran. This extraordinary operation inspired the movie Argo, directed by and starring Ben Affleck.

The Master of Disguise gives us a privileged look at what really happens at the highest levels of international espionage: in the field, undercover, and behind closed doors.

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For the first time, the CIA has authorized a top-level operative to tell all in an unforgettable behind-the-scenes look at espionage in action.  an undisputed genius who could create an entirely new identity for anybody, anywhere, anytime, Antonio J. Mendez combined the cunning tricks of a magician with the analytical insight of a psyc...

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Title:The Master Of Disguise: My Secret Life in the CIAFormat:PaperbackDimensions:376 pages, 8.94 × 5.81 × 0.94 inPublished:November 7, 2000Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060957913

ISBN - 13:9780060957919

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"A rare and unique glimpse into the CIA's Office of Technical Services, and, in particular, into the secret work undertaken to supportclandestine operations. A thoroughly absorbing read for both the aficionado and the layman." (Nigel West)