- Paperback: 128 pages
- Publisher: Arcadia Pub (June 1998)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0752409638
- ISBN-13: 978-0752409634
- Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 0.5 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,207,439 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Waltham (Images of America: Massachusetts) Paperback – June, 1998
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