- Series: American University Studies (Book 4)
- Hardcover: 272 pages
- Publisher: Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers; 2nd Revised ed. edition (December 31, 1986)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0820403245
- ISBN-13: 978-0820403243
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 8.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
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- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,525,620 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
The Author: April Wilson has been offering German reading courses to graduate students in the University of Chicago community since 1972. Ms. Wilson learned German as a high school exchange student to West Berlin and continued her studies at Barnard College and the University of California (Irvine). She also received a degree from the University of Chicago Divinity School. Her courses have had an excellent reputation for providing students with the essentials of German grammar, quickly.
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