The United States has been torn in half by the war between North and South. It is vital for an army to know what the enemy is doingand perhaps spread false information as well. Spying is risky if you are caught. Still, it is worth it to help win the war. Will you: Become a member of the Pinkerton Detective Agency to spy for the North? Be a wealthy Southern woman spying for the Confederacy in Washington D.C.? Be a free black man traveling into the South to spy for the Union? You Choose offers multiple perspectives on history, supporting Common Core reading standards and providing readers a front-row seat to the past.
About the Author
Michael Burgan has written numerous books for children and young adults during his nearly 20 years as a freelance writer. Many of his books have focused on U.S. history, geography, and the lives of world leaders. Michael has won several awards for his writing, and his graphic novel version of the classic tale Frankenstein (Stone Arch Books) was a Junior Library Guild selection. Michael graduated from the University of Connecticut with a bachelor’s degree in history.He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with his cat, Callie.
Table of Contents
War divides the United States Detective for the Union True to the South From slave to spy Espionage helps win the war.