The CIA and Other American Spies

The CIA and Other American Spies

by Michael E. Goodman
     
 

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Tales of daring secret operatives and risky plots are not just the stuff of movies. There are real Spies around the World at work every day. This series investigates the espionage agencies of four countries, tracking their histories of intelligence gathering and spotlighting some of the most famous—or infamous—missions and associated participants

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Tales of daring secret operatives and risky plots are not just the stuff of movies. There are real Spies around the World at work every day. This series investigates the espionage agencies of four countries, tracking their histories of intelligence gathering and spotlighting some of the most famous—or infamous—missions and associated participants. Fictional spies from popular culture are contrasted with their real-life counterparts, while historical photos give witness to the true and sometimes incredible actions of everyday spies.

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Children's Literature - Greg M. Romaneck
Originally organized during World War II as the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) remains one of the espionage bulwarks within the Federal Government. CIA operatives are charged with gathering intelligence in foreign countries. This information is used to defend national security and interests in a wide variety of ways. CIA operatives work in many nations around the globe and over 100 of them have died in the line of duty. CIA agents are also highly trained in maintaining an undercover identity, communicating in clandestine ways, using tech tools specially designed for espionage purposes, and working to gather human and material evidence. In this volume of Michael Goodman's spy series readers will learn a great deal about the origins, operation, and future of the CIA. In addition, Goodman briefly details the efforts of other spies in American history inclusive of individuals such as Nathan Hale, Harriet Tubman, and Rose Greenhow. Goodman is at his best in this book when he discusses the downfall of spies who have either lost their cover or been betrayed by double agents serving secret masters. Other valuable features of this illustrated book are the occasional text inserts that spotlight an individual spy or unique espionage encounter. These factors combine to make this publication one that provides both information and an engaging storyline. Reviewer: Greg M. Romaneck

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780898129694
Publisher:
Creative Company, The
Publication date:
02/04/2014
Series:
Spies Around the World Series
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
1,313,158
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.10(d)
Age Range:
10 - 14 Years

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