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'Spycraft' discusses the secret history of the CIA's spy gadgets and the operations in which they were used
Available at Minchinhampton Community Library.
"Great stuff. The stories are pacy, with first-hand accounts from CIA insiders. The anecdotes put you right next to the engineers as they silently drill through a wall to plant a bug, hoping the Soviet official on the other side won't spot anything. A fantastic read."
BBC Focus Magazine||"An intriguing history of ingenious men and women, who could invent a talking tree, an inflatable airplane and an exploding rat."
Secret instructions written in invisible ink
Cigarettes that fire bullets
Insect-sized flying spy cameras
Listening devices hidden in the family cat
If these sound like the creations of James Bond's gadget-master Q, think again. They are all real-life devices used by the CIA's Office of Technical Services.
Spycraftis the first book ever written about this ultra-secretive department. It tells the amazing life-and-death stories about this little-known group, many of which have never before been revealed.
Against the backdrop of some of the most critical international events of recent years - 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 carried out its most secret missions.