Small boat to freedom a journey of conscience to a new life in America by John Vigor

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Published by Sheridan House in Dobbs Ferry, NY .

Written in English

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  • Dissenters,
  • Journalists,
  • Family,
  • Travel,
  • Ocean travel,
  • South African Americans,
  • Sailboats,
  • Refugees,
  • Biography,
  • Description and travel

Edition Notes

Book details

StatementJohn Vigor
LC ClassificationsE184.S686 V54 2011
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 260 :
Number of Pages260
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25291902M
ISBN 109781574093032
LC Control Number2012372200

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