Eight Unforgettable Books About Spycraft and Espionage

I’ve read dozens of books over the years; visited museums all over the United States, and conversed with many knowledgeable current and former members of the intelligence community.Here I want to provide you with some of my favorite references for diving ever deeper into the world of spycraft.

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Ten of the Most Realistic Spy Films of All Time

Spy films are a Hollywood mainstay, and consistently draw the attention of moviegoers the world over. Most spy films are heavy on the fantasy and action, and light on real spycraft. Here I review my ten favorite spy films that give viewers the most real look into the world of spies and spycraft.

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Unbreakable: 949 Days in a Cuban Prison

The incredible story of three brave and resourceful CIA technicians incarcerated for years by Fidel Castro, in the infamous Presidio Modelo prison. There, they undermined the guard force and the Castro regime alike again and again from inside the walls, using their engineering skills, personal courage and American spirit.

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Elicitation Techniques: Five Strategies to Learn Anything from Anyone

There are techniques as old as society itself which are one of the mainstays of the spy world, which always have and always will yield great results.  These techniques can be practiced by anyone, at any time, starting right now!  These highly effective techniques are grouped together and known as elicitation.

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Six Tips for Using a Burner Phone to Enhance Your Privacy

Every aspect of your life is tracked, logged, measured, analyzed, and acted upon. An easy way to circumvent a wide variety of active and passive tracking is to disengage from your primary phone and start using a secondary or temporary phone purchased for cash. These are often known as burner phones. 

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