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The old speak out

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Published by Horizon Press in New York .
Written in English



  • United States,
  • United States.


  • Older people -- United States -- Social conditions.,
  • Age discrimination -- United States.

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Edition Notes

StatementBonnie Bluh.
LC ClassificationsHQ1064.U5 B48 1979
The Physical Object
Pagination219 p. ;
Number of Pages219
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4731759M
ISBN 100818011254
LC Control Number78020302

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