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Magic or spycraft? In , against the backdrop of the Cold War, the CIA initiated a top-secret program, code-named MKULTRA, to counter Soviet mind- control. Contribute to goooglethink/Books development by creating an account on GitHub . The Official C.I.A. Manual of Trickery and Deception, H. Keith Melton and Rob- A Terrible Mistake: The Murder of Frank Olson and the CIA's Secret Cold War.
By touting the glaring "declassfied" badge on its front cover, and breathlessly declaring how the manuscript within was one of the very few to escape the massive destruction of documents that almost erased the MKULTRA project, one is drawn easily into reading it with a racing pulse and shaking hands.
The declassified manuscript is a how-to manual commissioned by the CIA from a successful and well written magician named John Mullholland.
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In sterile courier font, and as clearly as it possibly can, it painstakingly covers various sleight of hand tricks an undercover agent can do to pass along notes, steal small objects, and drug unsuspecting enemies drinks. They're pretty fun ideas for a party trick nowadays, or a pretty terrifying how-to manual on how to slip a gal a roofie.
There is even a special section for the ladies! A giggle or two was spent on reading the passages Mullholland pens, almost apologetic in noting that a female agent can probably go undetected easier than a man because a man won't expect much from a woman anyway.
At least try to tackle those passages with a bit of humor and you should get through it. All in all, I found this an enjoyable read, not particularly a great read, and I was very disappointed in having such a bland payoff for all the hype.
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I am a sucker for books that reflect the flavor of their times, however, and in fact, this was not much of a different read than say, a good manners manual from the 's. It also gave me pause to think that if any of this crap was used in the era when we risked obliteration by the Soviets, it damn well might have come from their intense boredom of what we classified.
This book wraps a piece of accidentally un-destroyed info in hard cover, adds a few chapters of what-we-once-did crap from the files of Wikipedia, and masterfully uses internet buzz This book did a few things for me. This book wraps a piece of accidentally un-destroyed info in hard cover, adds a few chapters of what-we-once-did crap from the files of Wikipedia, and masterfully uses internet buzz to get the attention of those who had hoped for more and were silly enough to enter a credit card number.
Color me impressed. The 'discovered' part of the book reads like a cheap Boy Scout merit badge book on espionage, complete with signaling information, a modest amount of 'top secret' stage magician stuff, and abundant instruction of how to drop Roofies in your date's gin and tonic.
If you need to do that, this is your book. I'd throw it away, but I am afraid some poor sod would find it and blame me.
Save your money. Read the phonebook. I love history, and I love some of the "black" history even more.
Black meaning covert government programs that were all rage during the cold war. I don't know, but I have to think that other than terrorism, a lot of the covert programs just aren't as much fun as they used to be! The book chronicles the use of modern of their time master magicians to help the CIA learn how to master trickery and deception in their spying activities.
How No, this isn't a book that reveals CIA secrets How cool is that for a premise. 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 America's most famous magician, was believed lost forever.
Back cover copy Magic or spycraft? Realizing that clandestine officers might need to covertly deploy newly developed pills, potions, and powders against the adversary, the CIA hired America's most famous magician, John Mulholland, to write two manuals on sleight of hand and covert communication techniques.
Mulholland's manuals were thought to be among them--until a single surviving copy of each, complete with illustrations, was recently discovered in the agency's archives. The manuals reprinted in this work represent the only known complete copy of Mulholland's instructions for CIA officers on the magician's art of deception and secret communications.
Review quote "Melton and Wallace have achieved the ultimate mastery of the shadow world where CIA's smoke and mirrors meet Hollywood's art of magic, deception and illusion. Like any good stage show, the never-before-disclosed techniques are spellbinding.
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The history of espionage is expanded by this factual, fascinating account. Rating details.
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We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book.Even the slightest prick of the pen would result in certain death. Jeremy Glass is the Vice editor for Supercompressor and legitimately saw a spy pen in the latest issue of Sky Mall.
A harmless matchbook could be used to conceal a toxic pill which could be nonchalantly dropped into a target's drink whilst simply lighting a cigarette. Stash the goods in your pants. I love history, and I love some of the "black" history even more.
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