The Secret World of Spies

Many people probably associate the idea of a spy with a super suave, sleek dresser like Bond. James Bond. And while that makes for a great cinematic legacy, what are real spies like? Are spies even real? Although they may not be jumping out of private jets at the same rate as Hollywood might have you thinking, history reveals that secret spies do actually exist — and have some very literal tricks up their sleeves.

For some spies, their secret lives remained veiled until long after they were gone — other intelligence-gatherers lived in notoriety in their own time (essentially a spy's worst nightmare). From the KGB to double agents in the government and beyond, this playlist will guide you through the once hidden world of spies.

Written by Curiosity Staff January 11, 2014

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