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7 edition of America"s Prisoner: found in the catalog.

America"s Prisoner:

The Memoirs of Manuel Noriega

by Peter Eisner

  • 111 Want to read
  • 4 Currently reading

Published by Random House .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • International relations,
  • Relations,
  • U.S. - Latin America Relations,
  • Sociology,
  • USA,
  • American Invasion, 1989,
  • Fiction / General,
  • Noriega, Manuel Antonio,
  • Central Intelligence Agency,
  • Prisoners,
  • Causes,
  • 1934-,
  • History,
  • Noriega, Manuel Antonio,,
  • Panama,
  • United States

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages293
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7698927M
    ISBN 100679432272
    ISBN 109780679432272


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