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Kingfisher, Oct 14, 2004 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 63 pages
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Spies explores the undercover world of espionage, part of the intelligence-gathering operations of nations and global organizations. Learn more about the first spies, and find out what motivated these men and women to take such an unusual and often dangerous career path.

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This is one of the most thorough books I've ever read! I selected to read this book strictly because I thought it would appeal to middle school readers and would add diversity to a classroom library ... Read full review

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About the author (2004)

Clive Gifford is an award-winning author of more than fifty books on the subjects of sports and soccer. His previous titles for Kingfisher include The Kingfisher Soccer Encyclopedia, Soccer Skills, Summer Olympics, and Soccer.

Stella Rimington joined Britain's security service (MI5) in 1965 where she worked in all the main areas of the organization: counter-subversion, counter-espionage and counter-terrorism. She was appointed Director-General of MI5 in 1992. Her autobiography Open Secret was published by Hutchinson in 2001. Her first novel, At Risk, featuring agent Liz Carlyle, was also published by Hutchinson in August 2004.

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