The Official CIA Manual of Trickery and Deception

Paperback | November 2, 2010

byH. Keith Melton

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Once a top-secret training manual for CIA field agents in the early Cold War Era of the 1950s, The Official CIA Manual of Trickery and Deception is now available to the general public. An amazing historical artifact, this eye-opening handbook offered step-by-step instructions to covert intelligence operatives in all manner of sleight of hand and trickery designed to thwart the Communist enemy. Part of the Company’s infamous MK-ULTRA—a secret mind-control and chemical interrogation research program—this legendary document, the brainchild of John Mulholland, then <_st13a_place _w3a_st="on"><_st13a_country-region _w3a_st="on">America’s most famous magician, was believed lost forever. But thanks to former CIA gadgeteer Bob Wallace and renowned spycraft historian H. Keith Melton, The Official CIA Manual of Trickery and Deception is now available to everyone, spy and civilian alike.

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Once a top-secret training manual for CIA field agents in the early Cold War Era of the 1950s, The Official CIA Manual of Trickery and Deception is now available to the general public. An amazing historical artifact, this eye-opening handbook offered step-by-step instructions to covert intelligence operatives in all manner of sleight o...

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Magic or spycraft? In 1953, against the backdrop of the Cold War, the CIA initiated a top-secret program, code-named MKULTRA, to counter Soviet mind-control and interrogation techniques. Realizing that clandestine officers might need to covertly deploy newly developed pills, potions, and powders against the adversary, the CIA hired Ame...

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, includingCIA Special Weapons and Equipment, Clandestine Warfare, andThe Ultimate Spy Book.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.61 inPublished:November 2, 2010Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0061725900

ISBN - 13:9780061725906

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from Boring I thought this book would give me insight and how to use these methods but all it gives is a comparison of Magic and Spywork.
Date published: 2010-02-11

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“Espionage and magic! A special thrill to read the once-classified CIA magician’s manual.”