The International Spy Museum Handbook of Practical Spying

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780792267959
  • Publisher: National Geographic Society
  • Publication date: 7/6/2004
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 643,268
  • Product dimensions: 5.01 (w) x 6.99 (h) x 0.53 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 8
1 Your New SPY Brain 14
2 Assessment 36
3 Mind Games 54
4 Q&A: Gaining Information Through Inquiry 76
5 Immaculate Deception: Creating a Cover 90
6 Killing Mosquitos with a Cannon: Using SPY Techniques to Deal with Everyday Problems 104
7 Smelling a Rat 126
8 Taking Your SPY Brain on the Road 150
9 Digging the Dirt 178
SPY Notes 188
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  • Posted May 30, 2009

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    A Spy's Handbook?

    I'm going to tackle the most obvious question many will have about this book before anything else: NO, this book does not impart any special knowledge that will make you a super spy. This handbook essentially provides some instructive tips and tools to make a person better in general. Skills such as how to read people and how to improve one's memory are useful to spies and desk jockey's alike. If you can get past the irritating abundance of James Bond references you will find at the core of this book is a very practical tool for self improvement.

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