Tommy Douglas building the new society by Dave Margoshes

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Published by XYZ Pub. in Montréal .

Written in English

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Places:

  • Saskatchewan

Subjects:

  • Douglas, T. C. 1904-,
  • Prime ministers -- Saskatchewan -- Biography.,
  • Saskatchewan -- Politics and government -- 20th century.,
  • Saskatchewan -- Social policy.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 179-180) and index.

Book details

StatementDave Margoshes.
GenreBiography.
SeriesThe Quest library ;, 4
Classifications
LC ClassificationsF1072.D682 M37 1999
The Physical Object
Pagination185 p. :
Number of Pages185
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6853849M
ISBN 100968360149
LC Control Number00361170

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