By Dr Charles Margerison
Welcome to the secret world of spies. For obvious reasons, their lives are often shrouded in mystery. However in this great collection of short stories, you’ll come ’face-to-face’ with some of the world’s most amazing spies, as their unique stories come to life. Meet the Russian spy who risked everything to share intelligence after being shocked at how the KGB were oppressing fellow Russians. Explore the fascinating and little-known story of Maria Poliakova, a daring young woman who played a key role in Hitler’s ultimate downfall. Delve into the unbelievable life of Sidney Reilly who was the real-life inspiration for Ian Fleming’s creation of James Bond. Travel with Klaus Fuchs, a spy who leaked crucial nuclear bomb information from the USA, UK and Canada to the USSR.
Each story comes to life through BioViews®. These are short biographical narratives, similar to interviews. They provide an easy way of learning about amazing people who made major contributions and changed our world.