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Published by Mason Crest Publishers in Broomall, PA .
Written in English


  • United States. -- Federal Bureau of Investigation -- Juvenile literature,
  • Civil rights -- United States -- Juvenile literature,
  • Criminal investigation -- United States -- Juvenile literature

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementDale Anderson.
GenreJuvenile literature.
SeriesThe FBI story
LC ClassificationsHV8144.F43 A53 2008
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22672150M
ISBN 109781422205693, 9781422213681
LC Control Number2008047899

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