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Published by The Macmillan company in New York .
Written in English



  • Italy,
  • Italy.


  • Fascism -- Italy,
  • Finance -- Italy,
  • Industries -- Italy,
  • Italy -- Politics and government -- 1922-1945

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Edition Notes

StatementEdited by Tomaso Sillani...
ContributionsHeines, C. Grove, tr., Angell, Helen Rossetti, joint tr.
LC ClassificationsDG571 .S5313 1931b
The Physical Object
Pagination349 p.
Number of Pages349
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6430897M
LC Control Number42001821

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