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Launching the war on poverty

an oral history

by Michael L. Gillette

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Published by Twayne Publishers, Prentice Hall International in New York, London .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States,
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Poverty -- United States.,
    • Economic assistance, Domestic -- United States.,
    • Politicians -- United States -- Interviews.,
    • United States -- Social policy.,
    • United States -- Politics and government -- 1963-1969.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 393-398) and index.

      StatementMichael L. Gillette.
      SeriesTwayne"s oral history series ;, no. 23
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHC110.P63 G54 1996
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxx, 409 p. :
      Number of Pages409
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL981050M
      ISBN 100805791043
      LC Control Number96018616


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