Written in Red: The Communist Memoir in Spain

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    Number of Pages: 272
    Format(s): Hardback - ISBN: 9780252034695
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    Listed in: Literature History & Criticism, Literary studies: general, Political science & theory, Political ideologies
    Publisher: University of Illinois Press

    Books by Gina Herrmann

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