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The master of disguise

Antonio J Mendez

The master of disguise

my secret life in the CIA

by Antonio J Mendez

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Published by Perennial in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Mendez, Antonio J,
  • United States. -- Central Intelligence Agency,
  • Intelligence officers -- United States -- Biography

  • Edition Notes

    StatementAntonio J. Mendez, with Malcolm McConnell
    GenreBiography
    ContributionsMcConnell, Malcolm
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxvi, 351 p., [8] p. of plates :
    Number of Pages351
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17148594M
    ISBN 100060957913

    His successful illusions could depend on dozens of these subtle, natural tendencies. The book is packed with these stories, but the detail on espionage techniques his team developed can be excessively dry, and Mendez at times turns abruptly circumspect to avoid divulging current components of spycraft. The shorter version is on the rather short side. These are clearly the most hair-raising aspects of his CIA adventures.

    Unfortunately there is no way to talk about Master of Disguise without being perfectly blunt about how bad it is. Shortly after Fabbrizio's disappearance, Pistachio is visited by his unnamed grandfather, who reveals Pistachio's heritage and begins training him in the ways of becoming a Master of Disguise. It is often easy to forget that even the most gritty operations are tied to the big picture of the CIA, where personnel changes and political trade winds can rattle the case officers in the trenches. Pistachio, as Mr.

    While there can be exceptions to this limit, this is not particularly a film that warrants it. Jazz indeed—dangerous jazz—but still just a magic trick. One of the most fascinating aspects of this firsthand account is its hint at the levels of bureaucracy and politics involved in any operation. Hoot Owl is hungry. He was also clever enough to carry one copy of that day's edition, which made his stack of papers look more authentic and, if caught red-handed, gave him a quick out.


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In the end, Pistachio helps his father snap out his trance by showing off the old habit of putting his underwear on his head, they free "Mama", return the artifacts, Pistachio marries Jennifer, becomes Barney's stepfather and becomes an official Master of Disguise.

In fact, I think it is this admiration for contraptions—for tricky pieces of apparatus that do this when you push that —which often attracts people to the field of conjuring. And she sees his problems with anger.

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