Great Europeans: builders of Western civilization
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Great Europeans: builders of Western civilization by John Canning

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Published by Souvenir Press in London .
Written in English



  • Europe


  • Europe -- Biography.

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Edition Notes

Includes index.

Statementedited by John Canning.
SeriesA Century book
LC ClassificationsCT104 .C28
The Physical Object
Pagination509, [24] p.
Number of Pages509
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5464052M
ISBN 100285620924
LC Control Number73166755

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