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Dark alliance the CIA, the Contras, and the crack cocaine explosion by Gary Webb

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Published by Seven Stories Press in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • United States,
  • Crack (Drug),
  • Cocaine abuse,
  • United States. Central Intelligence Agency,
  • Counterrevolutionaries

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 469-536) and index.

StatementGary Webb
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHV5833.L67 W43 1998
The Physical Object
Paginationxxiii, 548 p. :
Number of Pages548
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24740548M
ISBN 101888363681
LC Control Number97052612

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