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Published by Harper & Row in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • United States.

Subjects:

  • State governments -- United States,
  • Local government -- United States

Book details:

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 135-139.

Statement[by] Henry A. Turner.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsJK2408 .T8
The Physical Object
Pagination148 p.
Number of Pages148
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5618996M
LC Control Number68027696

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