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This book is a study of the operational center of Tsar Nicholas II's secret police (the Okhrana or okhranka) during the peak of its activities and notoriety. It explores the gulf between the theory and practice of espionage, whereby attempts to create a rational bureaucratic surveillance machine clash with the unpredictable human factor. The author also examines the social and political friction aroused by the Okhrana during Imperial Russia's turbulent constitutional experiment. Rather than rehashing the old demonic image of a prototypical totalitarian secret police agency, Russian Hide-and-Seek places the Okhrana in its historical context: as an innovator among the Great Powers in the realms of political intelligence and counter-terrorism, striving to avert the precipitous descents into world war and revolution.
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Book Description Helsinki, Suomen Kirjallisuuden Seura, Finnish Literature Soc., 2002. Softcover/Paperback. 405 p. Ex-Library with usual stamps markings and signature on spine. NP 6000, NK 1068. ios. 9517463561 Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 560. Seller Inventory # 204383
Book Description Finnish Literature Society, 2003. Paperback. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG9517463561