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CIA Tricks

CIA Tricks

In the 1950s, professional magician John Mulholland wrote a manual to teach CIA spies the art of deceit. Now declassified, Mulholland's instructions have been published as The Official CIA Manual of Trickery and Deception (by H. Keith Melton and Robert Wallace).

The Boston Globe has created a photo gallery of some of Mulholland's best tricks used by the Agency during the Cold War. One technique, based on the classic 'sawing a woman in half' illusion, allowed the CIA to transport a spy out of Eastern Europe inside a modified fuel tank. More at Boston.com.

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