Americans in space by Mary E. Mitchell

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Published by Thomas Dunne Books in New York .

Written in English

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StatementMary E. Mitchell.
LC ClassificationsPS3613.I8596 A84 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23218183M
ISBN 109780312372453
LC Control Number2009017064

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