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Present at the Creation

Dean Acheson

Present at the Creation

My Years in the State Department

by Dean Acheson

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Published by W. W. Norton & Company .
Written in English


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Number of Pages816
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Open LibraryOL7452213M
ISBN 10039307448X
ISBN 109780393074482

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