The Secret World of Spy Agencies

The Secret World of Spy Agencies

by Susan K. Mitchell

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Children's Literature - Greg M. Romaneck
Organizations such as the CIA, FBI, and KGB all have long histories cloaked in extreme secrecy. These spying agencies have been on the point in terms of gathering intelligence and spearheading counter-intelligence operations. It is to the story of some of the leading spy agencies that writer Susan K. Mitchell turns her attention in this entry in "The Secret World of Spies" series. In telling this story Mitchell reveals the complex ways in which agencies charged with secret operations must function. Among the more interesting aspects of this book are the ways in which the author concisely chronicles the history of each featured agency. For example, the roots of the Russian intelligence network flow back to the days of the 1917 revolution. Then the infamous Cheka served as the predecessor to what was to become the KGB. Over the years, as the nature of Soviet and then Russian governance changed, the names and roles of Russian spying efforts shifted. It is with such narrative that Mitchell is at her best in this book. The end result of these literary efforts is an informative look at some of the most secretive agencies the world has ever known. Reviewer: Greg M. Romaneck

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Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date:
Secret World of Spies Series
Product dimensions:
7.39(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.12(d)
680L (what's this?)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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