CIA (Watts Library)

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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.

Introduces the history, organization, and mission of the Central Intelligence Agency.

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Overview

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.

Introduces the history, organization, and mission of the Central Intelligence Agency.

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780531166000
  • Publisher: Scholastic Library Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/1/2003
  • Series: Watts Library: U.S. Government and Military
  • Pages: 64
  • Age range: 10 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.80 (w) x 9.22 (h) x 0.22 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Born in Fire 7
Chapter 2 Looking Over the Iron Curtain 17
Chapter 3 Officers, Agents, and Spies 27
Chapter 4 Covert Action 35
Chapter 5 Into the Twenty-first Century 47
Timeline 55
Glossary 56
To Find Out More 58
A Note on Sources 60
Index 61
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