The railroad problem

with reference to government ownership by Harrison Boyd Summers

Publisher: The H.W. Wilson Company in New York

Written in English
Published: Pages: 308 Downloads: 775
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Edition Notes

Statementcompiled by Harrison Boyd Summers ... and Robert E. Summers.
SeriesThe reference shelf., vol.13,no.2
ContributionsSummers, Robert E. 1918-
LC ClassificationsHE2757.1939 .S8
The Physical Object
Number of Pages308
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6392606M
LC Control Number39025547

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