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Civil-service reform and democracy by Carl Schurz

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Published by Pub. for the National reform lrague in [New York] .
Written in English


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LC ClassificationsJK691 .S36
The Physical Object
Pagination31 p.
Number of Pages31
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23385881M
LC Control Number09028905

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