The enduring appeal of spies and their technology, codes and mysterious ways are explored in this engaging series of four colorful books. Each explores a different aspect of the spy trade, interspersing historical tidbits with tales of spies from popular culture and contemporary movies.Read more...
The enduring appeal of spies and their technology, codes and mysterious ways are explored in this engaging series of four colorful books. Each explores a different aspect of the spy trade, interspersing historical tidbits with tales of spies from popular culture and contemporary movies. Other titles in this series include: "Codes and Ciphers," "Secret Agents," and "Top Technology."
"Spy School" reveals some of espionage's best tricks, like how to shake a tail, how to set up a dead drop and how to capture important information through surveillance. Factual sidebars profile famous intelligence incidents, like Watergate and the Berlin Tunnel, and spies like Josephine Baker.
- ISBN-13: 9781554075751
- ISBN-10: 1554075750
- Publisher: Firefly Books
- Publish Date: July 2009
- Page Count: 32
- Reading Level: Ages 8-12
- Dimensions: 11.66 x 8.98 x 0.12 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.44 pounds
Series: Spy Files (Paperback)
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page 62.
- Review Date: 2009-12-21
- Reviewer: Staff
Part of the Spy Files series, this slim guide to being a spy provides an overview of all aspects of the business, such as disguise expert Antonio Mendez assisting in the escape of U.S. diplomats during the 1979 Iran hostage crisis and “black-bag operations” like Watergate. Surprising bits of trivia include the fact that there's a height cap for spies, so they won't stand out. Tips on how to establish a “dead drop” or “shake a tail,” and background on individuals like Josephine Baker, who helped smuggle documents for the French during WWII, will provide readers with plenty of intrigue, no pun intended. Also available: Secret Agents, Codes and Ciphers, and Top Technology. Ages 8–up. (Nov.)