Spycraft - The Secret History of the Cia's Spytechs from Communism to Al-qaeda-logo

Spycraft - The Secret History of the Cia's Spytechs from Communism to Al-qaeda

H. Keith Melton

-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.

-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.
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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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Henry Robert Schlesinger, Robert Wallace, David Drummond

Length:

19h 51m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

30:40


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

32:02


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

13:43


Part 2, Chapter 3
Part 2, Chapter 3

29:17


Part 2, Chapter 4
Part 2, Chapter 4

42:19


Part 2, Chapter 5
Part 2, Chapter 5

24:33


Part 2, Chapter 6
Part 2, Chapter 6

40:00


Part 3, Chapter 7
Part 3, Chapter 7

16:21


Part 3, Chapter 8
Part 3, Chapter 8

33:44


Part 3, Chapter 9
Part 3, Chapter 9

19:30


Part 3, Chapter 10
Part 3, Chapter 10

01:17:47


Part 3, Chapter 11
Part 3, Chapter 11

49:39


Part 4, Chapter 12
Part 4, Chapter 12

51:13


Part 4, Chapter 13
Part 4, Chapter 13

41:12


Part 4, Chapter 14
Part 4, Chapter 14

01:42:07


Part 4, Chapter 15
Part 4, Chapter 15

37:38


Part 5, Chapter 16
Part 5, Chapter 16

01:16:22


Part 5, Chapter 17
Part 5, Chapter 17

01:16:36


Part 5, Chapter 18
Part 5, Chapter 18

49:41


Part 5, Chapter 19
Part 5, Chapter 19

01:28:03


Part 6, Chapter 20
Part 6, Chapter 20

53:20


Part 6, Chapter 21
Part 6, Chapter 21

19:56


Part 6, Chapter 22
Part 6, Chapter 22

32:54


Part 6, Chapter 23
Part 6, Chapter 23

44:19


Part 6, Chapter 24
Part 6, Chapter 24

57:18


Part 6, Chapter 25
Part 6, Chapter 25

42:20


Part 6, Chapter 26
Part 6, Chapter 26

09:07