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

Kristie Macrakis

About the Program

Kristie Macrakis talks about the history of invisible ink going back to ancient Greece.  Prof. 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.  She also talks about the people who came up with new and inventive ways to hide important messages over the years.  This event was hosted by the International Club of Atlanta.        

About the Authors

Kristie Macrakis

Kristie Macrakis is a professor of history, technology, and society at the Georgia Institute of Technology.  Her books include "Seduced by Secrets" and "Surviving the Swastika."  For more, visit: kristiemacrakis.com. 


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

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Past Airings

  • Sunday, July 27th at 6:15am (ET)
  • Sunday, July 13th at 2pm (ET)
  • Saturday, June 28th at 8:45am (ET)
  • Sunday, June 22nd at 7:45pm (ET)
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