Babbitts and bohemians the American 1920"s. by Elizabeth Stevenson

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Published by Macmillan in New York .

Written in English

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  • United States -- History -- 1919-1933

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 264-284.

Book details

Other titlesThe American 1920"s.
LC ClassificationsE784 .S7 1967
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 300 p.
Number of Pages300
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5538519M
LC Control Number67015709

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