Irrepressible Reformer

Irrepressible Reformer

A Biography of Melvil Dewey

Book - 1996
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Publisher: Chicago : American Library Association, 1996
ISBN: 9780838906804
Branch Call Number: 020.92 W635I
Characteristics: xx, 403 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 23 cm
Alternative Title: Biography of Melvil Dewey


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