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An unprecedented history of the CIA's most secretive operations and the gadgets that made them possible.

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—Secret instructions written in invisible ink

—Covert communications slipped inside dead rats

—Subminiature cameras hidden in ballpoint pens

If these sound like the stuff of science fiction or imaginary tools of James Bond's gadget-master Q's trade, think again. They are real-life devices created by the CIA's Office of Technical Service. Now, in the first book ever written about this ultrasecretive department, the former director of OTS teams up with an internationally renowned intelligence historian to give listeners an unprecedented look at the devices and operations deemed "inappropriate for public disclosure" by the CIA just two years ago.

Spycraft tells amazing life-and-death stories about this little-known group, much of it never before revealed. Against the backdrop of some of America's most critical periods in recent history—including the cold war, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the war on terror—the authors show the real technical and human story of how the CIA carries out its missions.

"This book is absolutely the best I've ever read about the CIA's 'spy-techs'.... A must-read." ---Pete Earley, author of Comrade J: The Untold Secrets of Russia's Master Spy After the End of the Cold War

"Forget James Bond's famous 'Q' and Hollywood, this is the most remarkable and revealing book ever published about the history and technology of spying." ---Peter Earnest, executive director, International Spy Museum


The Secret History of the CIA's Spytechs from Communism to Al-Qaeda

Author Henry Robert Schlesinger, H. Keith Melton, Robert Wallace

Narrated by David Drummond

Publication date Jun 26, 2008

Running time 20 hrs

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