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Published by Humanities Press in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • United States

Subjects:

  • United States -- Politics and government -- 1945-1989

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Statement[by] John D. Lees.
Series[Library of political studies]
Classifications
LC ClassificationsJK271 .L415 1969
The Physical Object
Pagination380 p.
Number of Pages380
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4541085M
LC Control Number77007818

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