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Only man is vile

William McGowan

Only man is vile

the tragedy of Sri Lanka

by William McGowan

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

    Places:
  • Sri Lanka
    • Subjects:
    • Sri Lanka -- Politics and government -- 1978-,
    • Sri Lanka -- Description and travel.,
    • Sri Lanka -- Ethnic relations.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes index.

      StatementWilliam McGowan.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDS489.8 .M4 1992
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxiv, 397 p. :
      Number of Pages397
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1541871M
      ISBN 100374226520
      LC Control Number91020655

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