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The Irish Famine The Birth of Irish America (Point of Impact) by Tony Allan

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Published by Heinemann .
Written in English


  • History - Europe,
  • Juvenile Nonfiction,
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Number of Pages32
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Open LibraryOL8397555M
ISBN 101403441138
ISBN 109781403441133

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