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Published by Doubleday in Garden City, N.Y .
Written in English


  • Intellectuals.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statementedited by Philip Rieff, case studies.
ContributionsRieff, Philip, 1922-2006
LC ClassificationsHM213 .R53
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 347 p. ;
Number of Pages347
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21593531M

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