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Spies, Code Breakers, and Secret Agents – Carole P. Roman

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★★★★ ½

Victories were great and small, and both sides used a secret weapon – spies – to help win battles.

A World War II guide for the aspiring historian in your life!

This handy little book covers anything and everything regarding how spies tipped the balance for the Allies and the Axis.

I have read A LOT of books focusing on the the forefront of WWII but not so many about the behind-the-scenes aspects. aka The Spies.

Not everyone could be a spy. Espionage demanded special talents.

I felt the book did a good job of balancing the seriousness of the war with the perceived “fun” of being a spy – which I think can be a difficult thing considering the age this book is targeting.

It doesn’t go into the gorey details but also doesn’t gloss over the consequences of war. This book provides a realistic (and exciting!) account of the spy gear and the missions, which prevented the book from feeling too serious thus providing a well-balanced account.

Overall, I really enjoyed learning about the nitty-gritty details about being a spy. There were so many facts that I had no idea about – such as how even a misplaced button or thread type or style of fillings could ruin a spy.

A spy’s choice of clothing could mean the difference between life and death…every part of his or her identity had to match the country they claimed to live in.

This lovely little history book provides an in depth and age-appropriate look into how spies affected the war.

I really enjoyed the illustrations scattered in throughout. They absolutely lifted and enhanced the story – and it was fun to have a face to put to the name of the more famous spies.

Spies were placed anywhere and everywhere, sometimes in the most unlikely places.

All in all, I really recommend this book if you or your little one are insatiably curious about the real-life spy heroes of WWII!

With thanks to the Carole P. Roman and Rockridge Press for a free copy in exchange for an honest review

Interested in this one from Carole P. Roman? Buy it here:  Amazon

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