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American Science Fiction and the Cold War

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Published by Edinburgh University Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • American history: postwar, from c 1945 -,
  • Cultural studies,
  • Film theory & criticism,
  • Literary studies: from c 1900 -,
  • Literary Criticism,
  • Fiction - General,
  • USA,
  • American - Native American,
  • General,
  • Literary Criticism & Collections / Native American,
  • Regional, Ethnic, Genre, Specific Subject

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages224
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8979125M
    ISBN 101853312274
    ISBN 109781853312274


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