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The dreams of an idealist a victim of two political purges and the emerald"s cleavage by Nimittramongkhon Nawarat M.R.

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Published by Silkworm Books in Chiang Mai, Thailand .
Written in English


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Statementby Nimitmongkol Navarat; translated by David Smyth.
ContributionsSmyth, David, 1954-
Classifications
LC ClassificationsMLCS 2005/01682 (P)
The Physical Object
Pagination359 p. ;
Number of Pages359
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23083698M
ISBN 109789749511619
LC Control Number2009317264
OCLC/WorldCa268797021

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