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The History of Swimming A Memoir by Kim Powers

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Published by Carroll & Graf .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Biography: film, television & music,
  • Literary studies: general,
  • Biography And Autobiography,
  • Biography & Autobiography,
  • Biography / Autobiography,
  • Biography/Autobiography,
  • Personal Memoirs,
  • Biography & Autobiography / Personal Memoirs,
  • Entertainment & Performing Arts - General,
  • Biography,
  • Brothers,
  • Investigation,
  • Missing persons,
  • Twins

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages325
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8141572M
ISBN 100786717238
ISBN 109780786717231
OCLC/WorldCa70804407

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