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Published by Prentice Hall in Englewood Cliffs, N.J .
Written in English



  • United States


  • Readers -- United States.,
  • English language -- Rhetoric.,
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  • United States -- Civilization -- Problems, exercises, etc.

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Edition Notes

Statementedited by Charles I. Schuster, William V. Van Pelt.
ContributionsSchuster, Charles I., Van Pelt, William V.
LC ClassificationsPE1127.H5 S77 1993
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 661 p. ;
Number of Pages661
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1732172M
LC Control Number92036802

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