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The American Libraries collection includes material contributed from across the United States. Institutions range from the Library of Congress to many local public libraries. As a whole, this collection of material brings holdings that cover many facets of American life and scholarship into the public domain. Significant portions of this collection have been generously sponsored by Microsoft, Yahoo!, The Sloan Foundation, and others.


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by Licklider, J. C. R; Council on Library Resources; Bolt, Beranek, and Newman, inc., Cambridge, Mass
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Based on a study sponsored by the Council on Library Resources, inc., and conducted by Bolt, Beranek, and Newman, inc., between Nov. 1961 and Nov. 1963
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Topics: Information technology, Library science, Information technology
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by Gaines, Ernest J., 1933-
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In his first novel in ten years, Ernest Gaines, the highly acclaimed author of the best-selling The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, brings us a wrenching story of death and identity in a small Cajun Louisiana community in the late 1940s. A young black named Jefferson is a reluctant party in a shoot-out in a liquor store in which the three other men involved are all killed, including the white store owner. Jefferson, the only survivor, is accused of murder. At the trial, the essence of the...
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Topics: African American men, Death row inmates, Race relations, Friendship, Roman américain
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by Archer, Jeffrey, 1940-
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Topics: United States. Central Intelligence Agency, Intelligence officers, Assassins, World politics
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by Martin, Bill, 1916-2004; Carle, Eric
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Originally published: New York : Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1967
Topics: Color, Animals, Rhyme, Color, Animals, Stories in rhyme
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by Uris, Leon, 1924-2003
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A novel of Israel
Topics: Exodus 1947 (Ship), Jews, Holocaust survivors, Jewish refugees, Juifs
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Topics: Composers, Compositeurs, Komponist, Biographie
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Topics: French language, English language
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by Welty, Eudora, 1909-2001
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Revised versions of 3 lectures delivered at Harvard University in Apr. 1983
Topics: Welty, Eudora, 1909-2001, Welty, Eudora, 1909-2001, Authors, American, Fiction in English American...
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by Deveraux, Jude
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by Neil Strauss
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by Brown, Margaret Wise, 1910-1952; Williams, Garth
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"First Scholastic printing, Feb. 1993"--P. [32]
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by Brown, Margaret Wise, 1910-1952; Charlip, Remy, ill; Eichenberg, Fritz, 1901-1990, donor. DLC
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When they find a dead bird, a group of children bury it in the woods, sing a song to it, and put flowers on the grave
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Topics: Death, Death
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Describes, using rhyming text, how various sea animals change color to blend in with their surroundings
Topics: Marine animals, Camouflage (Biology), Camouflage (Biology), Marine animals
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by Scarry, Richard
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"Preschool-grade 1"--Cover
Topics: Pirates, Animals, Pirates, Animals
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by Jeffries, Sabrina; Copyright Paperback Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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"At eighteen, Charlotte Page made a life-altering mistake. She wronged a man in an impulsive act that she came to deeply regret, though it led her to her present life as Mrs. Charlotte Harris, owner of Mrs. Harris's School for Young Ladies. Unbeknownst to her, that man is now her anonymous benefactor, the mysterious 'Cousin Michael.' His masquerade began as preparation for a devastating revenge, but became a labor of love. Now Charlotte desperately needs his help. Can he save her from...
Topics: Man-woman relationships, Private schools
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Source: PanLex 4377
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by Simone Elkeles
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Topics: Reading Level-Grade 7, Reading Level-Grade 8, Reading Level-Grade 9, Reading Level-Grade 10,...
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Presents the names of animal babies, parents, and groups, for example, a baby kangaroo is a joey, its mother is a flyer, its father is a boomer, and a group of kangaroos is a troop, mob, or herd
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Topic: Animals
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"...including 450 solved problems..."
Topics: Hydraulics, Fluid mechanics, MECANICA DE FLUIDOS, HIDRAULICA
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by Oliver, Mary, 1935-
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"A Harvest original."
Topics: English language, American poetry, English poetry, Poetry
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by Auel, Jean M
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Map on lining papers
Topics: Prehistoric peoples, Ayla (Fictitious character), Glacial epoch
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by Rainbow Rowell
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Expanded ed. of: The unexplained. Reference ed. 1986
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Topics: Curiosities and wonders, Supernatural, Supernatural, Parapsychology, Occultism, Occultism,...
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by Hagee, John; Hagee, Diana. What every woman wants in a man
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Texts bound back-to-back and inverted
Topics: Marriage, Spouses
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 307-310) and index
Topic: Philosophy
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by McCully, Emily Arnold
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"First Scholastic printing, September 1993"--T.p. verso
Topics: Tightrope walking, Tightrope walking
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by Toni Morrison
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Topics: Reading Level-Grade 9, Reading Level-Grade 10, Reading Level-Grade 11, Reading Level-Grade 12
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by Brett, Jan, 1949-
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"This edition is only available for distribution through the school market"--back cover
Topics: Hedgehogs, Picture books
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by Podendorf, Illa; Borja, Robert
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One hundred and one experiments that answer student's questions concerning basic scientific concepts
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Topics: Science, Science, Experiments
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Bibliography: p. 405-408
Topic: Selling
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by Snicket, Lemony; Helquist, Brett, ill
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Lost at sea, the Baudelaire orphans, along with the evil Count Olaf, wash up on the shore of an island populated by an oddly placid group of inhabitants, and they try to decide whether or not they are truly safe
Topics: Orphans, Brothers and sisters, Islands, Humorous stories
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by Emoto, Masaru, 1943-
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Using high-speed photography, Dr. Masaru Emoto demonstrates that crystals formed in frozen water reveal changes when specific, concentrated thoughts are directed toward them. Water that flows from clear springs or has been exposed to loving words shows brilliant, complex, and colorful snowflake patterns, while polluted water, or water exposed to negative thoughts, forms incomplete, asymmetrical, dull-colored patterns. Since humans and the earth are composed mostly of water, these findings have...
Topics: Water, Water quality, Anthroposophy
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by James, E. L
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Originally published: Australia : The Writer's Coffee Shop Publishing House, 2011
Topic: Sexual dominance and submission
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by John Green (1977- )
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Topics: Reading Level-Grade 10, Reading Level-Grade 11, Reading Level-Grade 12
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by Halley, Henry Hampton, 1874-1965, compiler
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First ed. published in 1924
Topics: Bible, Church history
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by Sledge, E. B. (Eugene Bondurant), 1923-
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Originally published: Novato, Calif. : Presidio Press, 1981
Topics: Sledge, E. B. (Eugene Bondurant), 1923-, United States. Marine Corps. Regiment, 5th. Battalion,...
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Step-by-step instructions for drawing people and animals using a minimum of line and circle combinations
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Topics: Drawing, Orange (Color) in art, Drawing
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by Deveraux, Jude
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In eighteenth-century Virginia, despite her poverty Leah Simmons struggles to achieve her dream of marriage to Wesley Stanford
Topic: Man-woman relationships
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [221]-229) and index
Topic: Motivation (Psychology)
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by Kadir Güneş
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by Mead, Richelle
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Two years after a horrible incident made them run away, vampire princess Lissa and her guardian-in-training Rose are found and returned to St. Vladimir's Academy, where one focuses on mastering magic, the other on physical training, while both try to avoid the perils of gossip, cliques, gruesome pranks, and sinister plots
Topics: Vampires, High schools, Magic, Social classes, Vampires, High schools, Schools, Magic, Social...
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by Higashino, Keigo, 1958-; Smith, Alexander O
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Topic: Fiction
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by Guterson, David
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Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award American Booksellers Association Book of the Year Award San Piedro Island, north of Puget Sound, is a place so isolated that no one who lives there can afford to make enemies. But in 1954 a local fisherman is found suspiciously drowned, and a Japanese American named Kabuo Miyamoto is charged with his murder. In the course of the ensuing trial, it becomes clear that what is at stake is more than a man's guilt. For on San Pedro, memory grows as thickly as cedar...
Topics: Japanese Americans, Trials (Murder), Journalists
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by Timoshenko, Stephen, 1878-1972; Young, D. H. (Donovan Harold), 1904- joint author
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Includes problems with answers
Topic: Dynamics
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by Duby, Georges; Duby, Georges; Ariès, Philippe, 1914-1984
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by Snicket, Lemony; Helquist, Brett, ill
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After the sudden death of their parents, the three Baudelaire children must depend on each other and their wits when it turns out that the distant relative who is appointed their guardian is determined to use any means necessary to get their fortune. Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire are intelligent children. They are charming, and resourceful, and have pleasant facial features. Unfortunately, they are exceptionally unlucky
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Topics: Orphans, Brothers and sisters, Humorous stories, Orphans, Brothers and sisters, Humorous stories
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Text in Spanish
Topics: Wizards, Magic, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry (Imaginary organization), Schools,...
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Topics: Seconde guerre mondiale. Afrique du Nord, Seconde guerre mondiale. Pacifique
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by Patricia Mccormick
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Topics: Social Issues - Sexual Abuse, Social Issues - General, General, Juvenile Fiction, Children's Books...
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by Christ, Henry I; Ives, Sumner
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Lib. has: bk. 7
Topics: English language, English language, English language
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by Bushnell, Candace
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A chronicle of the mating habits and rituals of America's cultural elite offers a look at topics including sex clubs, suburban sexuality, and celebrity affairs
Topics: Man-woman relationships, Dating (Social customs), Sex customs
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Sequel: Yo!
Topics: Reading Level-Grade 11, Reading Level-Grade 12
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by Doctorow, E. L., 1931-
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Three remarkable families lives' become entwined with Henry Ford, Harry Houdini, J.P. Morgan, Theodore Dreiser, Sigmund Freud, and Emiliano Zapata at the turn of the century
Topics: Einwanderer, Ragtime
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Originally published: New York : Atria Books, 2004
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Topics: Masculinity, Men, Self-esteem in men, Men, Sex role, Intimacy (Psychology)
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by F. Le Gros Clark
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by Garwood, Julie
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By edict of the King, Alec Kincaid must take an English bride, and his choice, young Jamie Jamison, sees Alec as everything her heart warned her against--arrogant, good looking, and passionate
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Topics: Man-woman relationships, English fiction, United States
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Architecture, Architecture, Bouwkunst
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by Allard, Harry; Marshall, James, 1942-1992
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The kids in Room 207 take advantage of their teacher's good nature until she disappears and they are faced with a vile substitute
Topics: Schools, Behavior, Behavior
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by Stone, Irving, 1903-1989
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"A Pocket Cardinal Edition."
Topic: Gogh, Vincent van, 1853-1890
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by Abbott, Lyman, 1835-1922, ed; Dickinson, Asa Don, 1876-1960, joint ed
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Topic: Books and reading
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by Walter, Aarron; Spool, Jared M. aui
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Make your users fall in love with your site via the precepts packed into this brief, charming book by MailChimp user experience design lead Aarron Walter. From classic psychology to case studies, highbrow concepts to common sense, Designing for Emotion demonstrates accessible strategies and memorable methods to help you make a human connection through design.
Topics: A Book Apart, Aarron Walter, web design, Web sites, Benutzerfreundlichkeit, Gestaltung, Web-Seite
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by Conrat, Maisie, comp; Conrat, Richard, joint comp; Lange, Dorothea, illus
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In English
Topic: Japanese Americans
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 75-76)
Topics: Holy Spirit, Christian life, Christian life, Christian life, Holy Spirit, Holy Spirit
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by Lindsey, Johanna
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Sailing westward toward the Caribbean sun, young Bettina Verlaine is obediently setting out to fulfill a promise made by her father - a prearranged marriage. But it is a wedding not to be... Abducted by the bold and handsome pirate, the notorious Captain Tristan, the pale-haired beauty finds herself helpless in his arms. Detesting her virile captor for enslaving her, yet held by the passionate spell he casts over her, she surrenders her innocence in the warm caress of the tropical winds,...
Topic: Pirates
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by Boegehold, Betty Virginia Doyle; Borgo, Deborah Colvin, ill; Berk, Bernice
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When her parents decide to get a divorce, Casey is very unhappy, wonders if it is her fault, and tries a plan to get them back together
Topics: Divorce, Divorce
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"First North American publication 2006"--T.p. verso
Topics: Marriage, Mistresses, Adultery, Man-woman relationships
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by Murakami, Haruki, 1949-
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Translation of: Hitsuji o meguru boken
Topic: Japanese fiction
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by Lumet, Sidney. aut
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Topic: film
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by Hammond Incorporated
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"New census edition including ZIP codes."--jacket
Topic: Atlases
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by Titilola Alexandrah Shoneyin
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Topics: Polygamy, Wives, Families, Fiction
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by Maugham, W. Somerset (William Somerset), 1874-1965
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by The Scientific Research Fund of 1919; Shetelig, Haakon, 1877-; Videnskapelige forskningsfond av 1919
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Includes bibliographical references
Topics: Northmen, Vikings, Northmen, Vikings
Source: bplill