From Ike to Mao and beyond my journey from mainstream America to revolutionary communist : a memoir by Bob Avakian

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Statementby Bob Avakian.
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LC ClassificationsHX
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Paginationxiv, 449 p., [8] p. of plates :
Number of Pages449
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Open LibraryOL22734871M
ISBN 100976023628

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