The Duke of Stockbridge: A Romance of Shays' Rebellion

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Silver, Burdett, 1900 - 371 sivua
 

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The best historical novel I’ve read, pagination from the Harvard Library edition, 1962. It's praised by Samuel Eliot Morrison as better than other, historians’ accounts of Shays Rebellion. Though ... Lue koko arvostelu

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