Giap the victor in Vietnam by Peter Macdonald

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  • Võ, Nguyên Giáp, -- 1912-

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Bibliography: p349-352. -Includes index.

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StatementPeter Macdonald.
The Physical Object
Pagination368p. :
Number of Pages368
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Open LibraryOL22082633M
ISBN 10185702107X

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