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What makes America tick? a multiskill approach to English through U.S. culture and history by Wendy Ashby

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Published by University of Michigan Press in Ann Arbor .
Written in English



  • United States,
  • United States.


  • English language -- Textbooks for foreign speakers.,
  • Readers -- United States.,
  • United States -- History -- Problems, exercises, etc.,
  • United States -- Social life and customs -- Problems, exercises, etc.

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementWendy Ashby.
GenreProblems, exercises, etc.
LC ClassificationsPE1128 .A687 2003
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 169 p. :
Number of Pages169
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3703647M
ISBN 100472088831
LC Control Number2003271228

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