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Published by Houghton Mifflin in Boston .
Written in English

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Edition Notes

Other titlesAlma mater., Brief golden age., The age of confidence.
LC ClassificationsPN4874.C23 A3
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 433 p.
Number of Pages433
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26548186M

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