Democracy and the case for amnesty
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Democracy and the case for amnesty by Alfonso J. Damico

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Published by University Presses of Florida in Gainesville .
Written in English

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Places:

  • United States.

Subjects:

  • Amnesty -- United States,
  • Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975 -- United States,
  • Amnesty

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Edition Notes

StatementAlfonso J. Damico.
SeriesUniversity of Florida monographs : Social sciences ; no. 55, University of Florida monographs., no. 55.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsDS559.8.A4 D35
The Physical Object
Pagination78 p. ;
Number of Pages78
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5191763M
ISBN 100813005272
LC Control Number75012502

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