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Published by The Viking Press in New York .
Written in English

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Edition Notes

Statement[by] Ernest K. Gann.
LC ClassificationsPZ3.G1535 Is, PS3513.A56 Is
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 181 p.
Number of Pages181
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6466627M
LC Control Number44006034

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