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The house that George built with a little help from Irving, Cole, and a crew of about fifty by Wilfrid Sheed

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Published by Random House in New York .
Written in English


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Edition Notes

Includes index.

StatementWilfrid Sheed
LC ClassificationsML385 .S582 2007
The Physical Object
Paginationxxvi, 335 p. :
Number of Pages335
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24931487M
ISBN 101400061059
ISBN 109781400061051
LC Control Number2006051030

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