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Disasters that made history

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Published by Abingdon Press in Nashville .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Disasters -- United States.

    • Edition Notes

      Bibliography: p. 143-144.

      Statement[by] Webb Garrison.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsE179 .G25
      The Physical Object
      Pagination144 p.
      Number of Pages144
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5287699M
      ISBN 100687107954
      LC Control Number72006995
      OCLC/WorldCa388784


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