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Inventing a nation

Washington, Adams, Jefferson

by Gore Vidal

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Published by Yale University Press in New Haven .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Washington, George, 1732-1799,
    • Adams, John, 1735-1826,
    • Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826,
    • Statesmen -- United States -- Biography,
    • United States -- Politics and government -- 1775-1783,
    • United States -- Politics and government -- 1783-1809

    • Edition Notes

      Includes index.

      StatementGore Vidal.
      GenreBiography.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsE302.1 .V57 2003
      The Physical Object
      Pagination198 p. ;
      Number of Pages198
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3676973M
      ISBN 100300101716
      LC Control Number2003015612

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