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Author Archive: "Robert Wallace"

Tech Q&A: Robert Wallace

Describe your latest project.
[From the publisher:] From two men who know better than anyone how espionage really works, an unprecedented history, heavily illustrated with never-before-seen images of the CIA's most secretive operations and the gadgets that made them possible.

It is a world where the intrigue of reality exceeds that of fiction. What is an invisible photo used for? What does it take to build a quiet helicopter? How does one embed a listening device in a cat? If these sound like challenges for Q, James Bond's fictional gadget-master, think again. They're all real-life devices created by the CIA's Office of Technical Service: an ultra-secretive department that combines the marvels of state-of-the-art technology with the time-proven traditions of classic espionage. And now, in Spycraft, the first book ever written about this office, the former director of OTS teams up with an internationally renowned intelligence historian to take readers into the laboratory of espionage.

What inspires you to sit down and write?
Mortgage payments.

Describe your favorite childhood teacher and how that teacher influenced you.
My aunt Hazel taught in rural Kansas schools for more than 30 years. She presided over ...


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