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Loose Cannons, Red Herrings, and Other Lost Metaphors

by Robert Claiborne

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Published by W. W. Norton & Company .
Written in English


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Number of Pages254
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Open LibraryOL7453813M
ISBN 10039332186X
ISBN 109780393321869
OCLC/WorldCa47244012

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