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The Unsleeping Eye: Secret Police and Their Victims

Stove, R. J.; Stove, Robert J.

Published by San Francisco, California, U.S.A.: Encounter Books, 2003, San Francisco, California, U.S.A., 2003
ISBN 10: 189355466X / ISBN 13: 9781893554665
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Title: The Unsleeping Eye: Secret Police and Their ...

Publisher: San Francisco, California, U.S.A.: Encounter Books, 2003, San Francisco, California, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2003

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: 1st Printing


Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 1st Printing. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 367pp. The first history of secret police around the world.Many books have been written about spies, but few, perhaps none, about secret police. Rob Stove tells the story of Elizabeth Is Walsingham, Napoleons Fouche, and the secret police chiefs of the Russian tsars, Lenin and Stalin, and Hitler. The book finishes with J Edgar Hoover. The interest lies in the strange personalities of these chiefs, who built their organisations and shaped them according to their own warped personalities. Bookseller Inventory # 003394

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