- Hardcover: 304 pages
- Publisher: Steck-Vaughn (Dec. 2000)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0030565073
- ISBN-13: 978-0030565076
- Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 14 x 21.6 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (1,983 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,633,362 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
1984: With Connections (HRW Library) Hardcover – 1 Dec 2000
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