CIA (Watts Library)

CIA (Watts Library)

by Brendan January
     
 

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Born out of the fire and destruction of World War II, the Central Intelligence Agency has grown to become the world's largest center of human and technological espionage. This book follows the CIA through its successes and failures, from the Cold War of the twentieth century to today's war on terrorism.

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Born out of the fire and destruction of World War II, the Central Intelligence Agency has grown to become the world's largest center of human and technological espionage. This book follows the CIA through its successes and failures, from the Cold War of the twentieth century to today's war on terrorism.

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 5-7-The author briefly covers the CIA's origins and its history through the terrorist attacks of 2001. Both successes and failures are discussed with balance while stories of spies and counterintelligence enliven the presentation. Full-color and black-and-white archival photos appear throughout. While this accurate book does not go into any great depth, it's likely to have both report and popular appeal. Knowledgeably written, FBI describes the structure and evolution of the agency and some notorious cases. January does not shy away from the controversies surrounding some of its policies, practices, and personalities, most notably J. Edgar Hoover. Black-and-white archival photos, especially those of the criminals and G-men, enhance the presentation. Both books include a one-page time line and a list of additional resources that includes books, videos, and online sites.-Pamela K. Bomboy, Chesterfield County Public Schools, VA Copyright 2003 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780531166000
Publisher:
Scholastic Library Publishing
Publication date:
03/01/2003
Series:
Watts Library: U.S. Government and Military
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
7.80(w) x 9.22(h) x 0.22(d)
Age Range:
10 - 12 Years

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