If your family is anything like mine, you know there is nothing better for family movie night than a good Cold War spy story. Explosions, car chases, gadgets! But, while the movies are well and good, the real stories of spies during the Cold War are just as compelling if not more so. Sure, real spies didn’t have exploding pens or ejector seats in their cars, but their actions had real-world consequences and changed the course of history.
Spies: The Secret Showdown Between America and Russia by Marc Favreau is the real-life story of the Cold War told through the lens of the men and women who fought it through espionage and covert operations.
Spanning five decades, the Cold war saw the rise of the CIA and the explosion of the nuclear arms race as the US and the USSR became embroiled in a battle of ideologies that threatened the entire globe. Thousands of lives and billions of dollars were devoted to the art and practice of spying, changing the course of international politics forever. Rife with suspense and intrigue and filled with facts that shine light on the past and the present, this nonfiction narrative explores how secret and clandestine operation have changed America’s history and its national security.
Without further ado, we present the cover to this riveting account:
A thrilling, critically-acclaimed account of the Cold War spies and spycraft that changed the course of history, perfect for young readers of Bomb and The Boys Who Challenged Hitler.