Secret Police - Thomas Plate; Andrea Darvi;Robert Hale, 1982, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good+ - in Very Good DJ. DJ somewhat ruffled at the top edge, tiny nick to top edge of rear fold-in. Boards lightly rubbed at head and tail. Internally bright and clean. A nice copy.
Shrouded in mystery, secret police organisations flourish around the world. They recruit; they terrorise; they interrogate: always spinning a network of informants to intimidate and control people and governments. This book penetrates the mystery surrounding these organisations. It offers first-hand testimony from defectors, former political prisoners, lawyers and other informed sources. Secret and semi-secret police organisations are shown with their various styles of arrest, surveillance, physical and psychological terror, and torture. The SAVAK of Iran, the UBEK of Poland, the NISA of the Philippines, the Tonton Macoutes of Haiti, the KGB of Russia and scores of other organisations are examined, and the authors pose a frightening question: Are we immune to such organisations, or could it happen here? 448pp. Index. Bibliography. Size: 8vo Demy (8½" x 5½")