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Good War

Studs Terkel

Good War

An Oral History

by Studs Terkel

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  • 12 Currently reading

Published by Pantheon Books .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Military - General,
  • History - Military / War

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9044844M
    ISBN 105550307421
    ISBN 109785550307427


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