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American outpost

Upton Sinclair

American outpost

a book of reminiscences

by Upton Sinclair

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Published by Haldeman-Julius in Girard, Kan .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementby Upton Sinclair ; [edited by E. Haldeman-Julius].
ContributionsHaldeman-Julius, E.
The Physical Object
Pagination127p. ;
Number of Pages127
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17342145M

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