Prisoners, Lovers, and Spies: The Story of Invisible Ink from Herodotus to al-Qaeda

Author(s): 
Macrakis, Kristie
ISBN: 
9780300179255
Date published: 
May 2014
Hardback
Price: 
£18.99

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. This is a book about concealing and revealing secret communications.