Modern Spies


In a modern world divided by politics and differing belief systems, each country has its own interests to protect. Learn about the modern spies who have hidden in plain sight, stealing secrets and influencing major world events.

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In a modern world divided by politics and differing belief systems, each country has its own interests to protect. Learn about the modern spies who have hidden in plain sight, stealing secrets and influencing major world events.

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Children's Literature - Greg M. Romaneck
During the Cold War espionage played a major role in the efforts of nations to secure vital intelligence information. In the present, spies continue to function at the behest of powerful nations bent upon securing information that is deemed vital to national interests. These modern spies face the same risks that their predecessors in past eras faced in the form of betrayal, discovery, imprisonment, and even death. In this illustrated recounting of the efforts of a handful of modern spies author Sean Stewart Price does an excellent job of describing the efforts, accomplishments, and methods used by these secretive warriors. In some cases the featured spies served the United States or other democratic states. In other instances, the espionage agents worked for the former Soviet Union or China. In one instance a featured spy contributed to the destruction of Osama bin Laden while another one actually helped Al Qaida while serving in the American Armed Services. Throughout this concise yet engaging book readers are presented with the biographies of men and women who risked everything to turn over confidential information to the intelligence agencies of other nations. In some instances the motivation for these clandestine operations was patriotism or a belief in a greater cause. In other cases the spies in question were inspired to take on these dangerous missions because of simple greed. In all cases their stories are fascinating and well told in this publication. Reviewer: Greg M. Romaneck
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781476501239
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 7/1/2013
  • Pages: 48
  • Lexile: 800L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Sean Stewart Price has written more than 50 books for children and teenagers, and his biography "Front Page Lives: Benazir Bhutto" garnered a starred review from Booklist. He has edited nine books for teachers and contributed to numerous text books and reference works. A former managing editor of "Junior Scholastic" magazine in New York, Price has written articles for publications such as "National Geographic Kids" and "The New York Times Upfront". He lives with his family in Alabama.

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