Western films a complete guide by Brian Garfield

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Published by Da Capo in New York .

Written in English

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  • Westernfilms -- History.

Edition Notes

Originally published, New York , Rawson, 1982.

Book details

StatementBrian Garfield.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPN1995.9.W4
The Physical Object
Paginationxii,386p. :
Number of Pages386
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17298796M
ISBN 10030680333X
OCLC/WorldCa18013806

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