Magic or spycraft? In 1953, against the backdrop of the Cold War, the CIA initiated a top-secret program, code-named 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 most 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 officers on the magician's art of deception and secret communications.

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  2. Rich Taylor @RichTaylor

    Ill wait for the 2014 edition!

  3. Leslie Lizotte @Olgawants

    Vedy interesting! Eh Eh Eh!

  4. veena narasimhan @veena_narasimhan

    Let's keep it secret!

  5. Lisa @hotchillimama


Use @ to mention someone

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