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Beyond Arabian sands

Grant C. Butler

Beyond Arabian sands

the people, places, and politics of the Arab world.

by Grant C. Butler

  • 97 Want to read
  • 15 Currently reading

Published by Devin-Adair Co. in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Arab countries.,
  • Middle East
    • Subjects:
    • Arab countries.,
    • Middle East -- Politics and government.

    • Edition Notes

      Bibliography: p. [212]-213.

      StatementIntrod. by Frank C. Baxter.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDS38 .B87
      The Physical Object
      Pagination223 p.
      Number of Pages223
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5888267M
      LC Control Number63021323
      OCLC/WorldCa1525466

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