The Cold War romance of Lillian Hellman and John Melby by Robert P. Newman

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Published by University of North Carolina Press in Chapel Hill .

Written in English

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Places:

  • United States

Subjects:

  • Hellman, Lillian, 1906- -- Relations with men,
  • Melby, John F. 1913-,
  • Dramatists, American -- 20th century -- Biography,
  • Diplomats -- United States -- Biography,
  • World politics -- 1945-1989

Edition Notes

Book details

StatementRobert P. Newman.
GenreBiography.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3515.E343 Z8 1989
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 375 p. ;
Number of Pages375
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2045621M
ISBN 100807818151
LC Control Number88022659

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