Who started the First World War?
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Who started the First World War? by Harry Elmer Barnes

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Published by Institute for Historical Review in Torrance, Calif .
Written in English


  • World War, 1914-1918 -- Causes.

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Edition Notes

StatementHarry Elmer Barnes.
SeriesLittle blue book -- no. 1542.
The Physical Object
Pagination47 p. ;
Number of Pages47
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19296442M
ISBN 100939484196

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