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SS United States

Miller, William H.

SS United States

the story of America"s greatest ocean liner

by Miller, William H.

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Published by P. Stephens in Sparkford, Nr Yeovil, Somerset .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • United States (Steamship)

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesS.S. United States.
    StatementWilliam H. Miller ; foreword by Margaret Truman Daniel.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsVM383.U5 M55 1991
    The Physical Object
    Pagination224 p. :
    Number of Pages224
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1300490M
    ISBN 10185260204X
    LC Control Number92165612


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