Spies: The Secret Showdown Between America and Russia

Author:   Marc Favreau
Publisher:   Little, Brown & Company
ISBN:  

9780316545921


Pages:   320
Publication Date:   01 October 2019
Recommended Age:   From 12 years
Format:   Hardback
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As World War Two came to an end, another war began to sweep the globe. But instead of being fought by armies and aircraft carriers, the Cold War was waged by spies. The Cold War spanned five decades and saw the rise of the CIA and the explosion of the nuclear arms race as the US and USSR become embroiled in a battle of ideologies that threatened the entire globe. Over the course of the war billions of dollars and tens of thousands of lives were devoted to espionage, the art and practice of spying, ensuring that the world would never be the same. Rife with suspense and intrigue and filled with facts that shine light on both the past and present, this timely work of narrative nonfiction explores the turbulent decades of the Cold War through the lens of the men and women who fought it behind closed doors, and helps explain the role secret and clandestine operations have played in America's history and its national security.

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Author:   Marc Favreau
Publisher:   Little, Brown & Company
Imprint:   Little, Brown Young Readers
Dimensions:   Width: 14.20cm , Height: 3.20cm , Length: 21.20cm
Weight:   0.420kg
ISBN:  

9780316545921


ISBN 10:   0316545929
Pages:   320
Publication Date:   01 October 2019
Recommended Age:   From 12 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  Children's (6-12)
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
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Praise for Crash A New York Public Library Best Book of 2018A Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2018A 2018 Booklist Editors' Choice titleA 2019 Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young PeopleAn ALA Notable Children's Book of 2019 Crash does a great job of mixing personal stories with big-picture history, delivering a compelling narrative about the Great Depression--and about how Americans' reaction to it changed our country forever. --Steve Sheinkin, National Book Award Finalist and Newbery Honor author of Bomb and Most Dangerous Favreau [makes] the complex story accessible to middle-school readers...an appealing way to present an introduction to the period. --BCCB Enhanced by photographs, personal interviews, and primary source documents, the story of one of the most unstable periods in American history conveys the highs and lows of everyday life during those difficult years. The message of the strength and resilience of the American people during this terrible time, and how it helped to shape the country we live in today, is well documented by the author in a reader-friendly style. --School Library Connection Engaging and comprehensive...Favreau carefully crafts an enjoyable narrative that vibrantly depicts individual experiences, including little-known stories within the context of national trends. --School Library Journal Favreau brings an important period of history to life. --Publishers Weekly If you want to understand your grandparents' world into which they were born, thus affecting the world into which you were born, READ THIS! --Bill Moyers, Emmy and Peabody Award-winning broadcast journalist and bestselling author Marc Favreau's style keeps a mammoth story moving, hitting the major moments of historical importance while taking care to put lesser-known stories into the narrative. --Tanya Lee Stone, Robert F. Sibert Award-winning author of Courage Has No Color and Girl Rising Crash is a terrific book, chock full of personal touches, details, and photographs that bring the people who lived through the Great Depression to life. --George O'Connor, New York Times bestselling author of the Olympians graphic novel series Crash is a fantastic resource for young readers to understand the decade that defined America. Through portraits of American resilience--from families in the Dustbowl struggling to survive, to President Roosevelt fighting to restore hope and prosperity to an ailing nation--Marc Favreau tells the story of how our country overcame enormous adversity. This is a compelling portrait of our past that reminds us how we became the nation we are today. --Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro, D-CT Third District and author of The Least Among Us: Waging the Battle for the Vulnerable A tale of heroes, villains, and redemption, Crash is the story we should all be reading--about a time when Americans were knocked down, dusted themselves off, and rebuilt a world that was safer and more secure. --Michael Eric Dyson, New York Times bestselling author of Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America In a forceful, fast-paced, and well-informed narrative, Marc Favreau lets readers experience--no, live!--the worst economic collapse in US history, introducing us to the individuals who suffered through and labored to overcome the financial and social upheaval that was the Great Depression and the remarkable visionaries who rallied a nation against fear, hatred, and divisiveness until a new and stronger America finally emerged. An impressive and important work. --Jim Murphy, two-time Newbery Honor- and Robert F. Sibert Award-winning author of An American Plague Crash is smart, thorough, visually engaging--and incredibly relevant. It may be aimed at ages 10 and up but I was riveted--I think people of any age who are interested in understanding American history, especially in order to understand where we are today, will be too. It's a clear, concise narrative that makes a complicated history accessible without dumbing down or glossing over the nuances of race, class, and gender. --Kate Schatz, NYT bestselling author of Rad American Women A-Z, Rad Women Worldwide, and Rad Girls Can * An enlightening and very readable book on a complex historical period. --Booklist (starred review) * Favreau gives readers incisive, penetrating, at times heartbreaking prose. A dynamic read deserving of a wide audience. --Kirkus Reviews (starred review) * Much like Steve Sheinkin did in Bomb, Favreau writes in a clear and relatable way...this story is far from a slow-moving history book. For readers who think of themselves as history buffs as well as those who just love a thought-provoking story, Crash will deliver on all levels. --VOYA (starred review)


Praise for Spies Spies is enjoyable, educational and hard to put down. It reads like the best spy fiction but has the benefit of all being true. For someone who lived in the shadows battling the Soviets and Russians, his portrayal captures the reality of that charged and dangerous time. --John Sipher, former head of Russia operations and member of Senior Intelligence Service, CIA Praise for Crash A New York Public Library Best Book of 2018A Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2018A 2018 Booklist Editors' Choice titleA 2019 Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young PeopleAn ALA Notable Children's Book of 2019 Crash does a great job of mixing personal stories with big-picture history, delivering a compelling narrative about the Great Depression--and about how Americans' reaction to it changed our country forever. --Steve Sheinkin, National Book Award Finalist and Newbery Honor author of Bomb and Most Dangerous Favreau [makes] the complex story accessible to middle-school readers...an appealing way to present an introduction to the period. --BCCB Enhanced by photographs, personal interviews, and primary source documents, the story of one of the most unstable periods in American history conveys the highs and lows of everyday life during those difficult years. The message of the strength and resilience of the American people during this terrible time, and how it helped to shape the country we live in today, is well documented by the author in a reader-friendly style. --School Library Connection Engaging and comprehensive...Favreau carefully crafts an enjoyable narrative that vibrantly depicts individual experiences, including little-known stories within the context of national trends. --School Library Journal Favreau brings an important period of history to life. --Publishers Weekly If you want to understand your grandparents' world into which they were born, thus affecting the world into which you were born, READ THIS! --Bill Moyers, Emmy and Peabody Award-winning broadcast journalist and bestselling author Marc Favreau's style keeps a mammoth story moving, hitting the major moments of historical importance while taking care to put lesser-known stories into the narrative. --Tanya Lee Stone, Robert F. Sibert Award-winning author of Courage Has No Color and Girl Rising Crash is a terrific book, chock full of personal touches, details, and photographs that bring the people who lived through the Great Depression to life. --George O'Connor, New York Times bestselling author of the Olympians graphic novel series Crash is a fantastic resource for young readers to understand the decade that defined America. Through portraits of American resilience--from families in the Dustbowl struggling to survive, to President Roosevelt fighting to restore hope and prosperity to an ailing nation--Marc Favreau tells the story of how our country overcame enormous adversity. This is a compelling portrait of our past that reminds us how we became the nation we are today. --Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro, D-CT Third District and author of The Least Among Us: Waging the Battle for the Vulnerable A tale of heroes, villains, and redemption, Crash is the story we should all be reading--about a time when Americans were knocked down, dusted themselves off, and rebuilt a world that was safer and more secure. --Michael Eric Dyson, New York Times bestselling author of Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America In a forceful, fast-paced, and well-informed narrative, Marc Favreau lets readers experience--no, live!--the worst economic collapse in US history, introducing us to the individuals who suffered through and labored to overcome the financial and social upheaval that was the Great Depression and the remarkable visionaries who rallied a nation against fear, hatred, and divisiveness until a new and stronger America finally emerged. An impressive and important work. --Jim Murphy, two-time Newbery Honor- and Robert F. Sibert Award-winning author of An American Plague Crash is smart, thorough, visually engaging--and incredibly relevant. It may be aimed at ages 10 and up but I was riveted--I think people of any age who are interested in understanding American history, especially in order to understand where we are today, will be too. It's a clear, concise narrative that makes a complicated history accessible without dumbing down or glossing over the nuances of race, class, and gender. --Kate Schatz, NYT bestselling author of Rad American Women A-Z, Rad Women Worldwide, and Rad Girls Can * An enlightening and very readable book on a complex historical period. --Booklist (starred review) * Favreau gives readers incisive, penetrating, at times heartbreaking prose. A dynamic read deserving of a wide audience. --Kirkus Reviews (starred review) * Much like Steve Sheinkin did in Bomb, Favreau writes in a clear and relatable way...this story is far from a slow-moving history book. For readers who think of themselves as history buffs as well as those who just love a thought-provoking story, Crash will deliver on all levels. --VOYA (starred review)


Author Information

Marc Favreau is an executive editor at The New Press. He is the acclaimed author of Crash: The Rise and Fall of America During the Great Depression and co-editor (with Ira Berlin and Steven F. Miller) of Remembering Slavery: African Americans Talk About Their Personal Experiences of Slavery and Emancipation and the editor of A People's History of World War II: The World's Most Destructive Conflict, as Told by the People Who Lived Through It, both published by The New Press. He lives in New York City and Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.

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