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Absolutely American

David Lipsky

Absolutely American

four years at West Point

by David Lipsky

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  • 13 Currently reading

Published by Houghton Mifflin in Boston .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • United States Military Academy -- History

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [313]-314).

    StatementDavid Lipsky.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxv, 317 p., [16] p. of plates :
    Number of Pages317
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23270927M
    ISBN 10061809542X
    LC Control Number2002191339

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