The Dark Game: True Spy Stories from Invisible Ink to CIA Molesby Paul B. Janeczko
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/b>
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.
Meet 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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The Dark Game by Paul B. Janeczko Did you know George Washington established the first spy network in the country? Well, I do because I read The Dark Games! The Dark Game is an exciting compilation of exciting short historical stories, rich with detail. Historical photos and images of spy-related documents enhance the overall picture the book creates making it a must read. It is a fascinating trip through many secretive events and the people who helped create them in history. It also illustrates the growth of technology in espionage well. From the Culper Ring to present day, each short story has something to offer. My favorite story was the part about the Culper Ring, which I thought was very interesting because of the varying techniques they used. This is an outstanding book I would recommend for any history buff, young and old. I put it on my favorite reads list! By Carson P., age 11, Mensa of Wisconsin
Really good book.