9780205702084

Politics in America, Texas Edition, Books a la Carte Plus MyPoliSciLab

  • ISBN 13:

    9780205702084

  • ISBN 10:

    0205702082

  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Package
  • Copyright: 03/29/2010
  • Publisher: Pearson

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