Ever wanted be a sneaky spy but didn’t know where to start? The Official CIA Manual of Trickery and Deception by Bob Wallace and Keith Melton may help get you going. During the Cold War, the CIA hired a master magician to teach them deceptive maneuvers. Here are a handful of tricks, recovered from a super secret manual the government thought it had destroyed over 30 years ago. Their book is a reproduction of one of the “magic” journals that held all the secrets. Bonus content includes the (declassified) history of CIA trickery from the beginning, including the formation of the double top-secret and sometimes sinister MKULTRA division.
The book’s available now for $16 at Amazon, which we think is well worth it. There are some newly created illustrations from the book after the jump. Just be sure to watch how you tie your laces at your next spy party. (via CIA Magic)