Hodder and Stoughton, 1974, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: Good, Reprint, Illustrated By: Photographic
introduction by Robert Conquest, author's preface, chapter notes, acknowledgements, bibliography and index. Orange coloured endpapers. Text is illustrated with black-and-white photography. Black coloured textured boards with gilt coloured titles to the backstrip. Plain text dustwrapper with black and white coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. " The KGB, or Committee for State Security, is the principal instrument through which the Soviet Union is ruled and Soviet foreign policy is executed. As such, it impinges on the lives of nearly 250 million individuals in the Soviet Union and countless others in nations affected by the Soviet Union's presence. Until now, there has been no definitive book that explains precisely what the KGB is, or that it does, and precisely how the exercises its largely unseen influence upon the world. This comprehensive work, the result of four years detailed research, fills a significant void in literature of contemporary affairs." -- from the front fold over panel blurb. Softening to the backstrip with light age toning of the textblock edges and pages. Chipping to the dustwrapper corners with some fading of the dustwrapper panels. The backstrip, on the other hand, has almost had a complete fading of the background colour. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. XIV, 462 pages, . Dust Jacket price-clipped. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Military & Warfare; Cold War ; History -- Russia ; Espionage; Russia; Politics & Government. ISBN: 0340189045. ISBN/EAN: 9780340189047. Inventory No: 0108248.