1st Edition

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




ISBN 9781618214195
Published August 1, 2015 by Routledge
128 Pages

USD $8.95

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Book Description

Poison dart umbrellas 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 rockets raced to the moon. Then make your own submarines and practice writing secret codes. 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 . . .

Ages 9-12

Table of Contents

Secrets First Lightning Venona They Built a Wall Spy Training: Venona-Style Codes Spy Training: Rocket Launch Spies The Cambridge Spies Clever Girl Spy Disaster The Scholar Spy Grandma Was a Spy The Spy Who Skied The Magician Spy Animal Agents Spy Training: Ski Team Race Spy Training: Parachute Men Special Missions Tunnels to Freedom Operation Blue Peacock Last Train to Freedom Project Iceworm The Race for Space Operation Ivy Bells The Canadian Caper Girrmann Escape Group Spy Training: Carrot Submarine Spy Training: Glaciers Move Secret Weapons Gadgets and Gizmos Spy in the Sky Take Shelter The Thing Space Needles UFOs Spy Training: Flying Saucer 101 Spy Training: Your Own UFO Bibliography About The Author

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Biography

Stephanie Bearce is a writer, teacher, and science nerd. She likes teaching kids how to blow up toothpaste and dissect worms. She also loves collecting rocks and keeps a huge collection of fossilized bones in her basement. When she is not exploding experiments in her kitchen or researching strange science facts in the library, Stephanie likes to explore catacombs and museums with her husband, Darrell.

Reviews

This book is an excellent resource about the Cold War, and part of the “Top Secret Files Series.” Other books include: The American Revolution, The Civil War, Gangsters and Bootleggers, Pirates and Buried Treasure, The Wild West. World War I, and World War II. Although all of these books address unknown facts of history, each book covers a respective topic, and would be an excellent addition to school libraries for historical reference.,Annie Laura Smith,Children's Literature, 8/1/15
Very highly recommended for school and community library collections.,Midwest Book Review, 10/1/15
Bearce takes history to a level far beyond the basic textbook by sharing unique facts, stories, and interactive learning experiences that transport the reader back in time . . . These books are wonderful resources for encouraging reading and engaging the curious minds of students, especially those who are interested in adventure.,Gifted Child Today, 3/16/16