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4 edition of The Universal Baseball Association, inc. found in the catalog.

The Universal Baseball Association, inc.

J. Henry Waugh, prop.

by Robert Coover

  • 182 Want to read
  • 35 Currently reading

Published by Penguin Group in New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementRobert Coover.
SeriesPlume contemporary fiction
The Physical Object
Pagination242 p.
Number of Pages242
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18890492M
ISBN 100452260302

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