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Human smoke the beginning of the Second World War and the end of civilization by Nicholson Baker

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Published by Simon & Schuster in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Causes,
  • Jews -- Persecutions -- Europe -- History

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementNicholson Baker.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsD741 .B255 2007
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18278648M
ISBN 101416567844
LC Control Number2007044108

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