The Real Spy’s Guide to Becoming a Spy


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Peter Earnest, Suzanne Harper


Created by the founding executive director of the International Spy Museum, who is also a former operative in the CIA’s 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

Additional information

Weight 618 g
Dimensions 16.5 x 25 cm
Publisher name ABRAMS
Publication date 23 July 2009
Number of pages 144
Format Hardback
Dimensions 16.5 x 25 cm
Weight 618 g


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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.