- Unknown Binding
- Publisher: Oxford; 3rd edition. edition (1948)
- ASIN: B00005VM0E
- Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 5.7 x 1 inches
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (1 customer review)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,032,715 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Civilization on Trial Unknown Binding – 1948
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