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Words that changed America

great speeches that inspired, challenged, healed, and enlightened

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Published by Lyons Press in Guilford, Conn .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Speeches, addresses, etc., American.,
    • United States -- History -- Sources.,
    • United States -- Politics and government -- Sources.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. [321]) and index.

      StatementAlex Barnett.
      GenreSources.
      ContributionsBarnett, Alex.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsE173 .W86 2003
      The Physical Object
      Paginationx, 320, [4] p. ;
      Number of Pages320
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3671694M
      ISBN 101585748404
      LC Control Number2003000969


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