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Britain"s investment overseas on the eve of the First World War

the use and abuse of numbers

by D. C. M. Platt

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Published by Macmillan in Basingstoke .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Investments, British -- History -- 20th century.

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography, p155-167. - Includes index.

    StatementD.C.M. Platt.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHG4538
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxii,179p. ;
    Number of Pages179
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15617117M
    ISBN 100333427548


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