The magic community isn’t the only group to be intrigued with a book about the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency and its hiring of an illusionist. Book columnists are captivated, too.
The book is “The Official CIA Manual of Trickery and Deception Declassified,” compiled by H. Keith Melton and Robert Wallace. Wired News featured a brief writeup of the book and how it was linked to the agency’s efforts at mind control.
The Boston Globe posted its story of the title almost a month ago, and also put together this great image gallery. The Globe coverage was also praised in a review from the L.A. Times, which is intrigued with the book’s connections to the Cold War.