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The Official CIA Manual of Trickery and Deception


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H. Keith Melton & Robert Wallace

CIA Manual of Trck n Deception



The Official CIA Manual of Trickery and Deception


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—a key component of the infamous MK-ULTRA campaign—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 MK-ULTRA, the CIA’s 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. 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.

About the Author

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.Robert Wallace retired from the CIA in 2003 with thirty-two years of service as an operations officer and senior executive, including an assignment as director of the Office of Technical Services. Wallace is coauthor, with H. Keith Melton, of Spycraft: The Secret History of the CIA’s Spytechs from Communism to Al-Qaeda.

Published by HarperCollins Publishers

Additional information

Weight 0.7 lbs
Dimensions 8 × 5.5 × 0.75 in
SKU 9780061725906


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