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execution of Private Slovik

William Bradford Huie

execution of Private Slovik

the hitherto secret story of the only American soldier since 1864 to be shot for desertion

by William Bradford Huie

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Published by New American Library in New York .
Written in

    Subjects:
  • Slovik, Edward Donald, -- 1920-1945,
  • Desertion, Military -- United States

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby William Bradford Huie.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination152 p. ;
    Number of Pages152
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL13540805M
    OCLC/WorldCa3984861


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