Killing The Poormaster
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Chicago Review Press, 2012.
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Holly Metz., & Holly Metz|AUTHOR. (2012). Killing The Poormaster . Chicago Review Press.

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Holly Metz and Holly Metz|AUTHOR. 2012. Killing The Poormaster. Chicago Review Press.

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Holly Metz and Holly Metz|AUTHOR. Killing The Poormaster Chicago Review Press, 2012.

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Holly Metz, and Holly Metz|AUTHOR. Killing The Poormaster Chicago Review Press, 2012.

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Full titlekilling the poormaster a saga of poverty corruption and murder in the great depression
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