CHILDS, DAVID & POPPLEWELL, RICHARD.
Title The Stasi: The East German Intelligence And Security Service.
Book Condition Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition but there is a tear in the dustjacket.
Edition First Edition (Unstated).
Publisher New York University Press, New York: 1996.
0814715516 / 9780814715512
Seller ID 68610X1
The first English-language account of the East German secret police, tells the story of the Stasi from its origins in the dreaded Cheka, the notorious Russian secret police, to it abolition in 1989. Based on years of personal experience with the Stasi, interviews with members of the German parliament, and street interviews conducted in several East German towns, David Childs and Richard Popplewell uncover a fascinating yet horrifying story of unbridled power, misguided idealism, treachery, widespread opportunism, and the occasionally courageous dissenter. Includes an Index.
(Key Words: Stasi, David Childs, East German Intelligence, Richard Popplewell, Cheka, Germany, German Government, Intelligence Service, Red Army, Soviet Army, MfS, KGB, Federal Republic of GermanyBerlin Wall Der Spiegel).