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The Real Spy's Guide to Becoming a Spyby Peter Earnest
Synopses & Reviews
Created by the founding executive director of the International Spy Museum, who is also a former operative in the CIAs Clandestine Service, this is the official handbook for kids who dream of one day becoming a spy or working in the intelligence field.
Have you ever wondered what spies really do. What kind of training is involved? Do you have to go to a special school or take a polygraph test? How do you live your cover”? How does your work life affect your relationships with your friends and family? Is there danger involved?
This fascinating, fact-filled book answers these questions and more while providing a historical timeline, definitions of key terms, suggestions for further reading, an index, quizzes, and exercises to see if you have the right spy stuff.
F&P level: V
"This collaboration between Earnest, a former CIA operations officer (now founder/director of the International Spy Museum) and author Harper explores the history (and the future) of spying, as well as spy myth busting, the basics of the job and the ways kids can hone their skills. 'Spy Speak' boxes provide definitions of the vocabulary used by spies, while quizzes and a chart about 'the intelligence cycle' offer additional diversions. Those with active imaginations will appreciate sections like 'How to Create a Cover,' and aspiring Bonds will value the advice. Ages 8 — up." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
About the Author
Peter Earnest is a former CIA operations officer and the founding executive director of the International Spy Museum in Washington, DC. Suzanne Harper is an acclaimed novelist and nonfiction writer, and the author of The Secret Life of Sparrow Delaney. She lives in New York City.
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