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5 edition of Brief American lives found in the catalog.

Brief American lives

four studies in collective biography

by Donald Charles Yelton

  • 143 Want to read
  • 29 Currently reading

Published by Scarecrow Press in Metuchen, N.J .
Written in English

  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • American prose literature -- History and criticism.,
    • Biography as a literary form.,
    • United States -- Biography -- History and criticism.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references and index.

      Statementby Donald C. Yelton.
      LC ClassificationsCT21 .Y42
      The Physical Object
      Paginationix, 239 p. ;
      Number of Pages239
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4558629M
      ISBN 100810811146
      LC Control Number77029102

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