One Dead Spy

One Dead Spy

The Life, Times, and Last Words of Nathan Hale, America's Most Famous Spy

Comic Book - 2012
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Nathan Hale, the author's historical namesake, was America's first spy, a Revolutionary War hero who famously said ?I regret that I have but one life to give for my country" before being hanged by the British. In the Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales series, author Nathan Hale channels his namesake to present history's roughest, toughest, and craziest stories in the graphic novel format. One Dead Spy tackles the story of Hale himself, who was an officer and spy for the American rebels during the Revolutionary War. Author Hale highlights the unusual, gruesome, and just plain unbelievable truth of historical Nathan Hale?from his early unlucky days at Yale to his later unlucky days as an officer?and America during the Revolutionary War. Praise for Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales: One Dead Spy "An innovative approach to history that will have young people reading with pleasure." ?Kirkus Reviews "Readers interested in American history will enjoy these graphic novels... Comic panels of varying sizes enhance the real-life events and support the stories' over-the-top humor... the writing is accessible and entertaining; author Hale's style gives readers an insider-y, you-are-there-type scoop." ?Horn Book|Nathan Hale, the author's historical namesake, was America's first spy, a Revolutionary War hero who famously said ?I regret that I have but one life to give for my country" before being hanged by the British. In the Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales series, author Nathan Hale channels his namesake to present history's roughest, toughest, and craziest stories in the graphic novel format. One Dead Spy tackles the story of Hale himself, who was an officer and spy for the American rebels during the Revolutionary War. Author Hale highlights the unusual, gruesome, and just plain unbelievable truth of historical Nathan Hale?from his early unlucky days at Yale to his later unlucky days as an officer?and America during the Revolutionary War. Praise for Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales: One Dead Spy "An innovative approach to history that will have young people reading with pleasure." ?Kirkus Reviews "Readers interested in American history will enjoy these graphic novels... Comic panels of varying sizes enhance the real-life events and support the stories' over-the-top humor... the writing is accessible and entertaining; author Hale's style gives readers an insider-y, you-are-there-type scoop." ?Horn Book
Publisher: [United States]: Abrams , 2012
ISBN: 9781613123720
1613123728
Characteristics: text file
1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Hale, Nathan 1976-
hoopla digital
Call Number: eComic

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GeeksInTheLibrary Oct 17, 2017

A series of stories based on real world events, like the unfortunate Donner-Reed expedition, the bloodiest battles of World War I, and the tale of Harriet Tubman. Good for kids who think history class is boring.


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GeeksInTheLibrary Oct 17, 2017

A series of stories based on real world events, like the unfortunate Donner-Reed expedition, the bloodiest battles of World War I, and the tale of Harriet Tubman. Good for kids who think history class is boring.

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ValerieKC
May 27, 2016

This book was so helpful in history. Not only that, but it also had great comedy and lovable characters.

JCLChrisK Dec 24, 2013

This is such a fun series. The clever set-up, the engaging storytelling with humorous commentary built in, the excellent artwork, all of it. I was reading this in bed the other night when I turned to my history-buff wife and said, "I forget--with the way school sucked so much of the fun out of the subject and how dry I often find historical fiction--that I've always really loved learning about history. I'm glad books like this exist to remind me." I can't wait for Mr. Hale to write/illustrate more titles so I can read and recommend them even more.

ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Nov 25, 2012

I say that this series bears some similarities to other historical graphic novel series, but the fact of the matter is, and let's face it, they're 500% more fun than any of their competitors out there. The fictional trope of Nathan Hale telling his story to the child stand-in hangman and grown-up/authority figure stand-in of the Provost Marshal gives him the perfect Greek chorus. Against the hangman's silliness and the Marshall's pomposity Hale has the perfect dual comic foil. The end result is a comic book series that will amuse and teach and teach and amuse and generally please parents, teacher, and kids alike. A truly rare beast.

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SusanOP Jun 22, 2013

Nathan Hale is facing a hangman's noose, after being captured spying on the British army. He postpones his death by telling the hangman stories about the Revolution, much to the chagrin of the Redcoat officer on patrol. Funny and suspenseful. It turns history into an action/adventure story. I enjoyed stories about the Patriots, hopelessly outgunned and outnumbered, evading the Redcoats, capturing supplies, and facing impossible odds

ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD Nov 25, 2012

In One Dead Spy our hero Nathan Hale stands at the gallows alongside a hangman and a British Provost Marshall mere moments before he is to be hanged by the neck until dead. Suddenly he is eaten! Eaten by a big book of American history no less. After being spit out he now knows the entirety of American history and is willing to tell everything he knows. The first story that needs to be told, however, is the tale of Nathan Hale himself. And if along the way he happens to tell the stories of folks like Ethan Allen, Henry Knox, and other big and colorful characters all the better. Like a Colonial Scheherazade, Hale is spared by the childish and endearing hangman and the blowhard Provost Marshall, just so long as he keeps weaving together new tales.

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ValerieKC
May 27, 2016

" I got caught- then i got famous. The best spies are the ones nobody ever heard of.

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