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Books and reading in the lives of notable Americans

a biographical sourcebook

by John Anthony McCrossan

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Published by Greenwood Press in Westport, Conn .
Written in English

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    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. [261]-262) and index.

      StatementJohn A. McCrossan.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsZ1039.C45 M34 2000
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxv, 267 p. ;
      Number of Pages267
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL46565M
      ISBN 100313303762
      LC Control Number99045598


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