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The Official C.I.A Manual of Trickery and Deception
The Official CIA Manual of Trickery and Deception Author:H. Keith Melton Magic or spycraft? In 1953, against the backdrop of the cold war, the CIA initiated a top secret program, code-names 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 America's mo... more »st famous magician, John Mulholland, to write two manuals on sleight of hand and undercover communication techniques.
The manuals reprinted in this work represent the only known complete copy of Mulholland's instructions for CIA officiers on the magician's art of deception and secret communications.« less