Review of Prisoners, Lovers, & Spies by Kristie Macrakis

  title={Review of Prisoners, Lovers, \& Spies by Kristie Macrakis},
  author={John F. Dooley},
  pages={107 - 112}
  • J. Dooley
  • Published 2 January 2016
  • History
  • Cryptologia
Kristie Macrakis is a Professor in the School of History, Technology, and Society at Georgia Tech. Dr. Macrakis earned her PhD in the history of science at Harvard. For her fifth book, Macrakis has written an interesting and accessible work on the history of steganography in general and of invisible inks in particular. The book takes the reader from ancient Rome and the love poems of Ovid to modern chemical inks and computer-based ‘‘image steganography.’’ It includes an extensive bibliography… 
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