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"Prisoners, Lovers, and Spies" at the Decatur Book Festival

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- This event is part of the Science Track ( of the AJC Decatur Book Festival (
- It is free and open to the public.
- No RSVP is required to attend.
- Sign language interpretation will be available for this event.

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

Kristie Macrakis is a Professor in the School of History, Technology, and Society at the Georgia Institute of Technology where she is a historian of science with a research focus on the history of the science of espionage. With her new book, Prisoners, Lovers, & Spies: The Story of Invisible Ink from Herodotus to al‑Qaeda, Kristie has created the first history of invisible ink and secret communications, revealed in thrilling stories about scoundrels and heroes and their ingenious methods for concealing messages.

Kristie will be introduced by Jenny Leigh Smith, a historian of technology and the environment, also at the Georgia Tech School of History, Technology, and Society.

The most up-to-date details for this author appearance can be found here (

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