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Radical ambition by Daniel Geary

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Published by University of California Press in Berkeley .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Mills, C. Wright -- 1916-1962.,
  • Sociology -- United States -- History -- 20th century.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementC. Wright Mills, the Left, and American Social Thought / Daniel Geary.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHM479.M55 G43 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19288078M
ISBN 109780520258365
LC Control Number2008035577

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