Amazing but true sports around the world by Doug Storer

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Published by Kangaroo Book in New York .

Written in English

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StatementDoug Storer
ContributionsCopyright Paperback Collection (Library of Congress)
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LC ClassificationsCPB Box no. 829 vol. 3
The Physical Object
Pagination159 p.
Number of Pages159
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Open LibraryOL24508650M
LC Control Number97820450

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