Description: Hardcover with dust jacket. 346 pages.
Condition: Spine caps and corners bumped. Light pencil underlining throughout the Introduction but not carried through the rest of the book.
Dust Jacket: Some shelf wear and scuffing. Chipping and creasing along the upper and lower edges. Two inch hole in the rear.
Contents: This book is a comprehensive study of how the Gestapo and all other detective police came to be united under the Sipo (Security Police) and tied to the SD (the security service of the party and SS.) The crucial steps in this process have previously been dismissed as power seizures by Heinrich Himmler under Hitler's orders or at least with his tacit approval. The author reexamines the emergence of Sipo and SD and arrives at conclusions that challenge traditional interpretations. Illustrated with photographs. Indexed.