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The First Detective

The Life and Revolutionary Times of Eugene Vidocq, Criminal, Spy and Private Eye

by James Morton

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Published by Ebury Press .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Number of Pages352
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Open LibraryOL7315253M
ISBN 100091887968
ISBN 109780091887964


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