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coin of contraband the true story of United States Customs investigator Al Scharff. by Garland Roark

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Published by Doubleday in Garden City, N.Y .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • United States.

Subjects:

  • Scharff, Alvin Freidheim, 1891-,
  • Smuggling -- United States.

Book details:

Classifications
LC ClassificationsHJ6622 .A6 1964
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 439 p.
Number of Pages439
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5910280M
LC Control Number64011724
OCLC/WorldCa543404

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