Spycraft by Robert Wallace
The Secret History of the CIA's Spytechs, from Communism to Al-Qaeda

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Who's spying on you? And how are they doing it?

Spycraft offers an unprecedented look at the CIA's most secretive operations and the devices that made them possible.

Written by the former director of the CIA's Office of Technical Service, Robert Wallace (a real-life Q, straight out of the James Bond films), and internationally renowned intelligence historian H. Keith Melton, Spycraft reveals how the CIA carries out its life-and-death missions against a backdrop of geopolitical tensions - including the Cold War, the Cuben Missile Crisis, and the War on Terror.

More relevant than ever - given the news about Edward Snowden and the NSA, concerns about privacy rights, organizations like Julian Assange's WikiLeaks, and popular entertainment like The Americans and Homeland - Spycraft is an important and revealing primer on the fundamentals of high-tech espionage.


About Robert Wallace

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Robert Wallce has led tours, with his wife Gwynneth, to the Holy Land and followed in the steps of St. Paul to Turkey and Greece. After retiring from parish ministry and teaching homiletics, he represented the United Church of Canada on the Central Committee of the World Council of Churches, which involved much world travel.
Published May 29, 2008 by Plume. 591 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Computers & Technology, War, Science & Math, Biographies & Memoirs, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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Today’s CIA is regularly criticized for emphasizing technology at the expense of “human intelligence.” In this history of the agency’s Office of Technical Services, Wallace,

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