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Wars of the Irish Kings A Thousand Years of Struggle, from the Age of Myth through the Reign of Queen Elizabeth I by David W. Mccullough

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Published by Three Rivers Press .
Written in English


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Number of Pages384
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Open LibraryOL7586502M
ISBN 100609809075
ISBN 109780609809075

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