Discover the fascinating true stories of spies and secret agents throughout history in this ultimate collection of espionage trivia.
Whether you’re a wannabe 007 or just a fan of subterfuge, the fun facts and legendary stories in this big book of spy trivia are sure to shock and fascinate. Discover how the most infamous spy organizations like the CIA and the MI6 came into existence, how they recruit citizens into their fold, and how they have shaped some of the world’s largest and most memorable historical events. You'll even learn real tactics that spies use on missions, from escaping zip ties to reading the body language of a stranger. This collection spans centuries and countries, including:
• One of history's first and most iconic spy operations: the Trojan Horse in ancient Greece • America's first spy organization: George Washington's Culper Ring • Real-life KGB spies from the McCarthy Cold War era: American citizens Ethel and Julius Rosenberg • And much more!
Perfect for any person who has been fascinated by the shadowy world of espionage, this fact-packed book quizzes readers on their spy knowledge, from pop culture icons to unsung heroes that history books have forgotten.
Bernadette “Berni” Johnson began her career at age six, when she crayoned a book about her mom that received a rave review from its lone reader. In her youth, she devoured the entire sci-fi section of the local library and dabbled in computer programming (and gaming) on an Atari 1200, leading to an IT career in adulthood.
She also kept one foot in humanities and literature, earned a couple of English degrees, and continued to write. Her works include over fifty technology articles for HowStuffWorks.com, The Big Book of Spy Trivia from Ulysses Press, and several short stories published here and there, as well as books and stories soon to come out.
When she’s not watching movies and TV or fiddling with a computer, she studies history, science and other fun stuff, reads and writes fiction and nonfiction, and does the bidding of her terrier. You can read Berni’s blog and find links to her writing at bernijohnson.com.