The Dark Game: True Spy Stories

The Dark Game: True Spy Stories

by Paul B. Janeckzo

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The Dark Game: True Spy Stories by Paul B. Janeckzo

From clothesline codes to surveillance satellites and cyber espionage, Paul B. Janeczko uncovers two centuries’ worth of true spy stories in U.S. history.

Ever since George Washington used them to help topple the British, spies and their networks have helped and hurt America at key moments in history. In this fascinating collection, Paul B. Janeczko probes such stories as that of Elizabeth Van Lew, an aristocrat whose hatred of slavery drove her to be one of the most successful spies in the Civil War; the "Choctaw code talkers," Native Americans who were instrumental in sending secret messages during World War I; the staggering engineering behind a Cold War tunnel into East Berlin to tap Soviet phones (only to be compromised by a Soviet mole); and many more famous and less-known examples. Colorful personalities, daring missions, the feats of the loyal, and the damage of traitors are interspersed with a look at the technological advances that continue to change the rules of gathering intelligence.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780763629151
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Publication date: 10/12/2010
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)
Lexile: 1200L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 - 15 Years

About the Author

Paul B. Janeczko is a multitalented poet, anthologist, and writer. His award-winning poetry anthologies include A POKE IN THE I, A KICK IN THE HEAD, and A FOOT IN THE MOUTH. He also wrote WORLDS AFIRE and TOP SECRET: A HANDBOOK OF CODES, CIPHERS, AND SECRET WRITING. He lives in Maine.

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