Our violent society.

by David Abrahamsen

Publisher: Funk & Wagnalls in New York

Written in English
Published: Pages: 298 Downloads: 652
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  • Violence -- United States.

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Bibliography: p. [284]-289.

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LC ClassificationsHN59 .A52
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 298 p.
Number of Pages298
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17752903M

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