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Alex Sheppard

Alex Sheppard reviews 'The Origins of Political Surveillance in Australia' by Frank Cain

September 1983, no. 54 12 August 2022
This is such a good book, written in the best military fashion, with all points assembled in proper order but written with the wit and irony usually missing from military historians, that it is a pity it is not better designed. The title page really lacks finesse. But the illustrations and notes are very well-chosen and easy on the eye. It deals equally with civilian surveillance as with military ... (read more)