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Published by HarperCollins in New York, N.Y .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • United States. Congress -- Elections

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 251-266) and index.

StatementGary C. Jacobson.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsJK1067 .J3 1991
The Physical Object
Paginationxix, 280 p. ;
Number of Pages280
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1537073M
ISBN 100065000757
LC Control Number91015314

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