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War is beautiful an American ambulance driver in the Spanish Civil War by James Neugass

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Published by New Press in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Spain -- History -- Civil War, 1936-1939 -- Personal narratives, American,
  • Spain -- History -- Civil War, 1936-1939 -- Participation, American,
  • Spain -- History -- Civil War, 1936-1939 -- Medical care

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

StatementJames Neugass ; edited with an introduction by Peter N. Carroll and Peter Glazer.
GenrePersonal narratives, American.
ContributionsCarroll, Peter N., Glazer, Peter.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsDP269.9 .N48 2008
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16899994M
ISBN 109781595584274
LC Control Number2008023065

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