Mid-century world

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Published by Reader"s Digest in association with Newsweek Books in London .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • History, Modern -- 1945-

Edition Notes

Book details

Statementeditor Roger Morgan.
SeriesMilestones of history -- 12
ContributionsMorgan, Roger, 1932-
Classifications
LC ClassificationsD840
The Physical Object
Pagination160p. :
Number of Pages160
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19620793M

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