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Punishment By Death Its Authority And Expediency by George B. Cheever

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Published by Kessinger Publishing, LLC .
Written in English


  • Criminology,
  • Social Science / Criminology,
  • Sociology

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The Physical Object
Number of Pages158
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL10520102M
ISBN 100548176981
ISBN 109780548176986

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