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by Kristie Macrakis

Category: Politics and Government
Subcategory: Political books
Author: Kristie Macrakis
ISBN: 0300179251
ISBN13: 978-0300179255
Language: English
Publisher: Yale University Press; 1st Edition, 1st Printing edition (March 25, 2014)
Pages: 392
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Prisoners, Lovers, and Spies is the first history of invisible writing, uncovered through stories about scoundrels and heroes.

Prisoners, Lovers, and Spies is the first history of invisible writing, uncovered through stories about scoundrels and heroes. Spies were imprisoned or murdered. Her other books include Surviving the Swastika and Seduced by Secrets.

Prisoners, Lovers, and Spies book. Prisoners, Lovers, and Spies is a book about concealing and revealing secret communications. It is the first history of invisible writing, uncovered through stories about scoundrels and heroes. Spies were imprisoned or murdered, adultery unmasked, and battles lost because of faulty or intercepted secret communications.

An excerpt from "Prisoners, Lovers & Spies: The Story of Invisible Ink from . Kristie Macrakis is author of Prisoners, Lovers, & Spies: The Story of Invisible Ink from Herodotus to al-Qaeda (Yale, 2014).

An excerpt from "Prisoners, Lovers & Spies: The Story of Invisible Ink from Herodotus to al-Qaeda" by Kristie Macrakis. Kristie Macrakis is author of Prisoners, Lovers, & Spies: The Story of Invisible Ink from Herodotus to al-Qaeda (Yale, 2014) and professor of history, technology, and society at Georgia Tech in Atlanta, Georgia.

Prisoners, Lovers, and Spies is a book about concealing and revealing secret communications. Kristie Macrakis combines a storyteller’s sense of drama with a historian’s respect for evidence in this page-turning history of intrigue and espionage, love and war, magic and secrecy

Prisoners, Lovers, and Spies is a book about concealing and revealing secret communications. Kristie Macrakis combines a storyteller’s sense of drama with a historian’s respect for evidence in this page-turning history of intrigue and espionage, love and war, magic and secrecy.

Invisible ink is sometimes used to print parts of pictures or text in books for children to play with, always including a. .Kristie Macrakis (2015). Prisoners, Lovers, and Spies: The Story of Invisible Ink from Herodotus to al-Qaeda. Yale University Press.

Invisible ink is sometimes used to print parts of pictures or text in books for children to play with, always including a "decoder pen" which is used to show the invisible parts of texts or pictures, thus revealing answers to questions printed in regular ink or completing missing parts of pictures. Security marker pens or UV markers with fluorescent ink that glows when illuminated with a UV light is often used to invisibly mark valuable household items in case of burglary.

Spies were imprisoned or murdered, adultery unmasked, and battles lost because of faulty or intercepted secret communications. Yet, successfully hidden writing helped save lives, win battles, and ensure privacy; occasionally it even changed the course of history.

Kristie Macrakis’s Prisoners, Lovers & Spies is subtitled The Story of Invisible Ink from Herodotus to al-Qaeda, and this curious accoutrement of the spy’s trade provides an immensely diverting overview of secret and hidden writing, from lovers making clandestine assignations to Mata.

Kristie Macrakis’s Prisoners, Lovers & Spies is subtitled The Story of Invisible Ink from Herodotus to al-Qaeda, and this curious accoutrement of the spy’s trade provides an immensely diverting overview of secret and hidden writing, from lovers making clandestine assignations to Mata Hari providing information for her paymasters ad to details of terrorist operations hidden in pornography. Barry Forshaw, Independent.

Macrakis, citing Herodotus, shows that secret writing was particularly favoured by the Medes and Persians. A revolt by Greeks living under Persian rule in Miletus on the Ionian coast, for example, was triggered by an illiterate slave sent to the town with a message that the time was ripe for a rising tattooed on his skull and hidden by his growing hair

Kristie Macrakis talks about the history of invisible ink going back to ancient Greece. Macrakis looks at the use of invisible ink during the Revolutionary War (by both sides), by the Nazis. the Stasi, the CIA, al-Qaeda, and others

Kristie Macrakis talks about the history of invisible ink going back to ancient Greece. the Stasi, the CIA, al-Qaeda, and others. This event was hosted by the International Club of Atlanta.

Prisoners, Lovers, and Spies  is the first history of invisible ink and secret communications revealed through thrilling stories about scoundrels and heroes and their ingenious methods for concealing messages. Spies were imprisoned or murdered, adultery unmasked, and battles lost because of faulty or intercepted secret communications. Yet, successfully hidden writing helped save lives, win battles, and ensure privacy; occasionally it even changed the course of history. Kristie Macrakis combines a storyteller's sense of drama with a historian's respect for evidence in this page-turning history of intrigue and espionage, love and war, magic and secrecy. From the piazzas of ancient Rome to the spy capitals of the Cold War, Macrakis's global history reveals the drama and importance of invisible ink. From Ovid's advice to use milk for illicit love notes, to John Gerard's dramatic escape from the tower of London aided by orange juice ink messages, to al-Qaeda's hidden instructions in pornographic movies, this book presents spellbinding stories of secret messaging that chart its evolution in sophistication and its impact on history. The book includes fun kitchen chemistry recipes for readers to try out at home.
Comments to eBook Prisoners, Lovers, and Spies: The Story of Invisible Ink from Herodotus to al-Qaeda
Zetadda
Interesting stories - a bit more of the "past" and less of more modern techniques than I expected. Glad I read it.
Roru
Very interesting book, especially if you are interested in espionage tradecraft.
Xisyaco
Still reading it. Enjoying it immensely.
Burilar
Fascinating!
Diredefender
Good Read
Nuliax
slow start, redundant
Stonewing
Kristie Macrakis is a friend of mine. She kindly sent me a free copy of her book because my writing group, of which she was a member while working on it, offered her support, encouragement and critiques as she worked through the manuscript.
Having done full disclosure, let me assure you that her book is a wonderfully evocative and entertaining story of how secret writing enabled communications between lovers, spies, scientists and even terrorists from ancient to modern times. Grounded in her rigorous scholarship, the book also provides many fascinating stories about people and relationships that make it read like a page-turning thriller
I recommend it highly.
Great book for those interested in invisible ink. Interesting short stories illustrating the use of invisible ink and many of the recipes at the back of the book.
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