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Modern African political leaders

by R. Kent Rasmussen

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Published by Facts on File in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Africa,
  • Africa.
    • Subjects:
    • Heads of state -- Africa -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.,
    • Statesmen -- Africa -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.,
    • Heads of state -- Africa.,
    • Statesmen -- Africa.,
    • Africa -- Politics and government -- 1945-1960 -- Juvenile literature.,
    • Africa -- Politics and government -- 1960- -- Juvenile literature.,
    • Africa -- Politics and government -- 1945-1960.,
    • Africa -- Politics and government -- 1960-

    • About the Edition

      Profiles eight modern African political leaders, including Nelson Mandela and Haile Selassie.

      Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 123) and index.

      StatementR. Kent Rasmussen.
      SeriesGlobal profiles
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDT36 .R37 1998
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxiii, 130 p. :
      Number of Pages130
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL684359M
      ISBN 100816032777
      LC Control Number97031162

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