Top Secret Files: The Cold War: Secrets, Special Missions, and Hidden Facts about the CIA, KGB, and MI6

Top Secret Files: The Cold War: Secrets, Special Missions, and Hidden Facts about the CIA, KGB, and MI6

by Stephanie Bearce


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Poison dart umbrellas, lipstick pistols, and cyanide guns were all a part of the arsenal of tools used by spies of the Soviet KGB, American CIA, and British MI6, but you won't learn that in your history books! Learn the true stories of the Cold War and how spies used listening devices planted in live cats and wristwatch cameras. Discover how East Germans tried to ride zip lines to freedom, while the Cambridge Four infiltrated Britain and master spy catchers like Charles Elwell were celebrated. Then make your own secret codes and practice sending shoe messages. It's all part of the true stories from the Top Secret Files: The Cold War. Take a look if you dare, but be careful! Some secrets are meant to stay hidden...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781618214195
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 08/01/2015
Series: Top Secret Files of History
Pages: 125
Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: 1000L (what's this?)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Stephanie Bearce is a writer, teacher, and history detective. She loves tracking down spies and uncovering secret missions from the comfort of her library in St. Charles, MO. When she isn't writing or teaching, Stephanie loves to travel the world and go on adventures with her husband, Darrell.

Table of Contents


First Lightning 2

Venona 6

They Built a Wall 9

Spy Training: Venona-Style Codes 13

Spy Traning: Rocket Launch 15


The Cambridge Spies 18

Clever Girl 22

Spy Disaster 24

The Scholar Spy 29

Grandma Was a Spy 33

The Spy Who Shied 36

The Magician Spy 40

Animal Agents 44

Spy Training Ski Team Race 47

Spy Training Parachute Men 49

Special Missions

Tunnels to Freedom 52

Operation Blue Peacock 56

Last Tram to Freedom 58

Project Iceworm 61

The Race for Space 64

Operation Ivy Bells 69

The Canadian Caper 71

Girrmann Escape Group 76

Spy Training: Carrot Submarine 81

Spy Training: Glaciers Move 83

Secret Weapons

Gadgets and Gizmos 89

Spy in the Sky 89

Take Shelter 91

The Thing 95

Space Needles 98

UFOs 101

Spy Training: Flying Saucer 101 105

Spy Training: Your Own UFO 107

Bibliography 109

About the Author 117

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