The Central Intelligence Agency (The U.S. Government: How It by Heather Lehr Wagner

By Heather Lehr Wagner

The headquarters of 1 of the world's strongest and secretive intelligence providers are available in Langley, Virginia, approximately 8 miles outdoors of downtown Washington, D.C. The primary Intelligence supplier (CIA) serves a severe function within the shaping of yankee regulations via supplying international intelligence concerning nationwide protection matters to the U.S. president and senior U.S. coverage makers. the method of amassing and interpreting intelligence contains spies and satellites, international brokers, and researchers operating on the CIA's headquarters. whereas the threats opposed to the USA have replaced because the CIA was once based in 1947, its venture continues to be a similar: to supply the knowledge that may hold americans secure. This exciting new name takes readers on a trip in the course of the ancient corridors of the CIA. From the times of untamed invoice Donovan and the OSS to the warfare opposed to terrorism, "The significant Intelligence employer" introduces many of the CIA's key avid gamers and divulges how intelligence has been a serious part in America's international coverage.

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Amy Tan (Asian Americans of Achievement) by Susan Muaddi Darraj

By Susan Muaddi Darraj

In 1987, Amy Tan had already equipped a profitable occupation as a contract author for famous businesses and companies. even though, notwithstanding her paintings was once profitable, she nonetheless felt unhappy - until eventually she attempted to put in writing fiction. Tan discovered that she had to convey the issues that mattered to her. years later, the enjoyment good fortune membership hit bookstores, and Amy Tan, the daughter of immigrant mom and dad from China, turned a family identify. She had written tales approximately genuine concerns in her existence and the lives of her mom and dad: transforming into up as a chinese language American, the trouble and demanding situations of beginning over in a brand new nation, and the tragedy of loss. "Amy Tan" is an inspiring biography of a lady whose personal existence is as arresting as that of 1 of her protagonists. Readers will learn how Tan her voice and have become a loved author who touched the lives of individuals of all ethnic and racial backgrounds all over the place.

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101 Amazing Mythical Beasts and Legendary Creatures by Jack Goldstein

By Jack Goldstein

Were you aware Hippogriff is supposedly the offspring of a horse and a griffin? Or Greek Sphinx in most cases has a male face, while an Egyptian one has a feminine visage? the place does the Skunk Ape roam, and the way are you able to spot a Kitsune in human shape? Is Slenderman the main scary legendary creature, or is that honour bestowed at the fearsome Gashadokuro? This terrific e-book includes info of over 100 legendary beasts and mythical creatures, organised into different types for simple reference. even if you have an interest within the beasts of anyplace from old Greece to modern day Africa, this can be the e-book for you!

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