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The autobiography of a curmudgeon.

Harold L. Ickes

The autobiography of a curmudgeon.

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Published by Quadrangle Books in Chicago .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • United States -- Politics and government -- 20th century

  • Edition Notes

    StatementBy Harold L. Ickes. Introd. by Bernard Sternsher.
    SeriesA Quadrangle paperback, QP69
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxii, 350 p.
    Number of Pages350
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23373953M

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