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The lunatic express

Miller, Charles

The lunatic express

an entertainment in imperialism.

by Miller, Charles

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  • 21 Currently reading

Published by Macmillan in New York .
Written in

    Places:
  • Africa, East,
  • Great Britain,
  • Africa, East.
    • Subjects:
    • Railroads -- Africa, East.,
    • Africa, East -- History.,
    • Great Britain -- Colonies -- Africa.

    • Edition Notes

      Bibliography: p. [537]-541.

      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDT432 .M53
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxii, 559 p.
      Number of Pages559
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5759268M
      LC Control Number71153759


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