- Paperback: 632 pages
- Publisher: Wise Ink Creative Publishing (September 15, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 194001414X
- ISBN-13: 978-1940014142
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.8 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 23 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #96,909 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Harry Potter and the Art of Spying Paperback – September 15, 2014
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''In light of recent events regarding the release of the 'Torture Report' by America's Central Intelligence Agency, [my] trust of the people [in charge] is at a rather low point. Fortunately, I am not alone in working to answer the tough questions, [by examining] the work of spy novelist Lynn Boughey, and Peter Earnest, thirty-six-year CIA veteran and executive director of the International Spy Museum, in their companion guide, Harry Potter and the Art of Spying.
Harry Potter and the Art of Spying examines our hero's growth as a young recruit to a top secret covert operative from his tenure at Hogwarts. [The authors] make the case that Harry is a damn good secret agent. The Art of Spying begins with a chapter-by-chapter analysis of Harry Potter and the Order Of The Phoenix, the fifth book in J.K. Rowling's seven book saga. While it may seem odd to immediately jump right in to book five without first examining the previous four entries, the concept works rather well. The first 38 chapters (yes, 38) are littered with footnotes and endnotes, as well as personal quips from the authors; in many ways it reads more like a fun lecture than an actual textbook. [In the second half of the book, the authors delve into spy topics one-by-one, employing all seven books.]
The Art of Spying explores more than just the characters, [such as a special emphasis on Snape as a double agent]. What really makes this worth reading is the detail into the actual world of Harry Potter. The Aurors, the Dementors, the Ministry itself, etc. all have a role to play. Each agency has its own rich history, and it is certainly refreshing to see a companion book that delves deeper into the witching well. Included in the pages are expansive glossaries, annotations, and appendixes that are worth looking to for further information. The text itself is very easy to read and it is written in a clear, concise manner.'' - --theindiemine.com, 12-22-14
About the Author
North Dakota's first Truman Scholar, attorney Lynn Boughey is the author of spy-novel Mission to Chara, has served on the national committees relating to military matters, and has taught university courses in political science, terrorism, international relations, criminal law, and criminal procedure.
Peter Earnest is the former Senior CIA National Clandestine Service Officer and is the Executive and Founding Director of the International Spy Museum in Wachington DC. Peter has written several books relating to intelligence, including Business Confidential: Lessons for Corporate Success from Inside the CIA.
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Lynn Boughey, is great fun! Of course any Harry Potter fan will love it, but so with spy novel and thriller fans. Recommended. Four stars.