Harry Truman and the Little White House in Key West by Arva Moore Parks

Cover of: Harry Truman and the Little White House in Key West | Arva Moore Parks

Published by Centennial Press in Miami, Fla .

Written in English

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Places:

  • Key West (Fla.)

Subjects:

  • Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972 -- Homes and haunts -- Florida -- Key West.,
  • Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972 -- Pictorial works.,
  • Key West (Fla.) -- History.,
  • Key West (Fla.) -- History -- Pictorial works.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 62).

Book details

Statementby Arva Moore Parks.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsE814 .P37 1991
The Physical Object
Pagination63 p. :
Number of Pages63
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1478363M
ISBN 100962940208
LC Control Number93144349

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