The Confederacy. by Albert Dennis Kirwan

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Published by Meridian Books in New York .

Written in English

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliography.

Book details

SeriesMeridian documents of American history
LC ClassificationsE484 .K5
The Physical Object
Pagination320 p.
Number of Pages320
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5774252M
LC Control Number59012138

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