The last leaf
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The last leaf voices of history"s last-known survivors by Stuart Lutz

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Published by Prometheus Books in Amherst, N.Y .
Written in English


  • Biography -- 20th century,
  • United States -- Biography

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Statementby Stuart Lutz.
LC ClassificationsCT220 .L88 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23872725M
ISBN 109781616141622
LC Control Number2009047150

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