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Russell Baker"s book of American humor

by Russell Baker

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Published by W.W. Norton in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • American wit and humor

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 587-593) and index.

    Statementedited by Russell Baker.
    ContributionsBaker, Russell, 1925-
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPN6157 .B66 1993
    The Physical Object
    Pagination598 p. ;
    Number of Pages598
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1413434M
    ISBN 100393035921
    LC Control Number93022733
    OCLC/WorldCa28256343

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