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Spies Revealed

by Clive Gifford
     
 

Spies Revealed uncovers the fascinating truth about real-life secret agents and the top-secret organizations they work for. From spymasters to moles, defectors to double agents, and sleepers to disguise experts, you'll discover who's who in espionage. See how real spies measure up to fictional secret agents. Read about secret codes and ciphers, cunning spy

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Spies Revealed uncovers the fascinating truth about real-life secret agents and the top-secret organizations they work for. From spymasters to moles, defectors to double agents, and sleepers to disguise experts, you'll discover who's who in espionage. See how real spies measure up to fictional secret agents. Read about secret codes and ciphers, cunning spy techniques, dead drops and special spy equipment. You can even become a spy yourself by following special missions that show you essential spy skills, including how to talk like a spy, how to track a target without being detected, and how to send secret messages.

From history's most famous spies to the future of spy technology - including robo-spies and cyborg counterespionage - this fact-packed book is the ultimate guide to the mysterious world of spying.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Eleanor Heldrich
The material in this book, described on the cover as "essential intelligence for spies and secret agents," touches the very soul of girls and boys from 7 to 12 years old. The deep blue of the front cover reveals two dark male figures and a helicopter hovering in a sky aquiver with fingerprints, electronic signals, and possibly significant numbers. On the inside of the front cover there is an ID card warning that certain missions for the reader are concealed within the pages of the book. Can the reader find and complete all of them? The text begins by defining the work of spies and acknowledging their contributions to their countries. Reasons are suggested for why a person might choose to become a spy. There are descriptions of the secret service operations of various countries, their names and photographs, and pictures of their headquarters, as well as several well-known "outed" spies. Then it is down to business. There are spy tricks and disguises, tools and equipment, ways to get in and out of countries and through security. Surveillance techniques are discussed and some of the less pleasant ways of getting information, such as going through trash, looking for hairs in unusual places and standing outside all night in the rain looking into windows. A spy must be prepared to learn secret codes and how to decode the enemy's messages. Speaking several languages fluently is recommended. There is a check list of supplies for a typical spy case, not to mention maps, photographs of targets, and forged passports! All of the twenty-eight pages in this book are full of exciting bits of knowledge about spies and what they do and how they do it. The text is printed in white ink on black, enhancedwith photographs, drawings, file cards, messages, and copies of documents arranged in scrapbook style, except for the final pages which contain the final mission, de-briefing, and a glossary of fourteen important topics from Al-Qaeda to World War II. Reviewer: Eleanor Heldrich

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781416971139
Publisher:
Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publication date:
09/30/2008
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
11.88(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.73(d)
Age Range:
6 - 12 Years

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