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The Vietnam War in literature an annotated bibliography of criticism by Philip K. Jason

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Published by Salem Press in Pasadena, Calif .
Written in English


  • American literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism -- bibliography.,
  • Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975 -- Literature and the conflict -- Bibliography.,
  • American literature -- 20th century -- Bibliography.,
  • Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975 -- Bibliography.,
  • War stories, American -- Bibliography.,
  • War poetry, American -- Bibliography.

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Edition Notes

Includes index.

StatementPhilip K. Jason.
SeriesThe Magill bibliographies
LC ClassificationsZ1227 .J37 1992, PS228.V5 .J37 1992
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 175 p. ;
Number of Pages175
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1710962M
ISBN 100893566799
LC Control Number92012898

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