Lincoln"s favorite poets by David James Harkness

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Published by University of Tennessee Press in Knoxville .

Written in English

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Includes bibliography.

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Statementby David J. Harkness and R. Gerald McMurtry.
ContributionsMcMurtry, R. Gerald 1906- joint author.
LC ClassificationsE457.2 .H28
The Physical Object
Pagination101 p.
Number of Pages101
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6272323M
LC Control Number59009718

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