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The laughing monsters

Denis Johnson

The laughing monsters

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Intelligence service,
  • Officials and employees,
  • World politics,
  • North Atlantic Treaty Organization,
  • Fiction

  • Edition Notes

    StatementDenis Johnson
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3560.O3745 L38 2014
    The Physical Object
    Pagination228 pages
    Number of Pages228
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27167158M
    ISBN 100374280592
    ISBN 109780374280598
    LC Control Number2014016983
    OCLC/WorldCa874970008


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