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impossible country a journey through the last days of Yugoslavia by Brian Hall

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Published by Secker & Warburg in London .
Written in English


  • Hall, Brian, -- 1959- -- Travel -- Yugoslavia.,
  • Yugoslavia -- History -- 1980-1992.

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StatementBrian Hall.
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 422 p. :
Number of Pages422
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18517416M
ISBN 100436200325
LC Control Number94004356

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