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Published by New American Library in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Public opinion.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Map on lining papers.

Statementby Norman Mailer.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3525.A4152 A8
The Physical Object
Pagination317 p. ; 22 cm.
Number of Pages317
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16606650M

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