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John Kenneth Galbraith his life, his politics, his economics by Parker, Richard

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Published by Farrar, Straus, and Giroux in New York .
Written in English


  • Economische filosofie,
  • Economists,
  • Politieke geschiedenis,
  • Biographies,
  • Economen,
  • Économistes,
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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [671]-784) and index.

StatementRichard Parker
LC ClassificationsHB119.G33 P37 2005
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 820 p. :
Number of Pages820
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24737745M
ISBN 100374281688
ISBN 109780374281687
LC Control Number2004057595

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