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In Baghdad

a reporter"s war

by Paul McGeough

  • 153 Want to read
  • 16 Currently reading

Published by Allen & Unwin in Crows Nest, N.S.W .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Australia
    • Subjects:
    • McGeough, Paul, 1954- -- Diaries,
    • Iraq War, 2003- -- Press coverage,
    • Journalists -- Australia -- Diaries,
    • Iraq War, 2003- -- Personal narratives, Australian

    • Edition Notes

      StatementPaul McGeough.
      GenreDiaries., Personal narratives, Australian.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDS79.76 .M34 2003
      The Physical Object
      Pagination292 p. :
      Number of Pages292
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3760973M
      ISBN 101741142199
      LC Control Number2003464252

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