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The Mountbattens the last royal success story. by Alden Hatch

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Published by Random House in New York .
Written in English


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Bibliography: p. 459-461.

LC ClassificationsCS439 .M79 1965
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 472 p.
Number of Pages472
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5940797M
LC Control Number65011283

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