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Crisis in the Congo a United Nations force in action by Ernest W. Lefever

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Published by Brookings Institution in Washington .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Zaire -- History -- 1960-,
  • Katanga (Zaire) -- History.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 203-205.

Statement[by] Ernest W. Lefever.
SeriesStudies of U.S. policy and the U.N
Classifications
LC ClassificationsDT658 .L4, DT658 .L4
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 215 p.
Number of Pages215
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14297735M
LC Control Number65019040

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