Simón Bolívar, liberator of South America history and myth by Michael Zeuske

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Published by Markus Wiener Publishers in Princeton, N.J .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Heads of state,
  • Biography,
  • History

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StatementMichael Zeuske ; translated from the German by Steven Rendall and Lisa Neal
Classifications
LC ClassificationsF2235.3 .Z4813 2012
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25323896M
ISBN 109781558765672, 9781558765689
LC Control Number2012018861

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