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Published by Penguin in London .
Written in English

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Other titlesAmerica
LC ClassificationsPN
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23109130M
ISBN 100141036087
ISBN 109780141036083
LC Control Number2008100918

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