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Crazy in America

the hidden tragedy of our criminalized mentally ill
  • 280 Pages
  • 1.50 MB
  • 3207 Downloads
  • English
by
Carroll & Graf Publishers , New York, NY
StatementMary Beth Pfeiffer.
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LC ClassificationsHV
The Physical Object
Paginationxvii, 280 p., [8] p. of plates :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22768177M
ISBN 139780786717453
OCLC/WorldCa124047146

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