Five Rare Books Acquired for NCM Library

The Foundation's Acquisition Committee purchased five relatively rare first edition books related to cryptology, espionage and intelligence from a Massachusetts antiquarian bookseller for $84. The bookseller reduced the original sale price by 20%. One of the books was an uncorrected proof copy of American Espionage: From the Secret Service to CIA. Three books dealt with German Secret Service espionage activities and conspiracies in the U.S. during both WW I and WW II, too include German wireless operations. The last and perhaps the most interesting book was on Spies and Scouts of the North and South during the Civil War, to include the use of secret codes and ciphers. Inside leaf photos are included here.