story of the Soviet Union by Joan S. Crane

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Published by McCormick-Mathers Pub. Co. in Cincinnati .

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Describes the geography, history, and present-day society of Russia. Study questions are included at the end of each chapter.

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Book details

Statement[by] Joan S. Crane [and] John B. Crane.
SeriesMcCormick-Mathers global culture series: know your world
ContributionsCrane, John B., 1903- joint author.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsDK42 .C7
The Physical Object
Paginationiv, 188 p.
Number of Pages188
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4718342M
LC Control Number78005126

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