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Land of opportunity one family"s quest for the American dream in the age of crack by William M. Adler

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Published by Plume in New York .
Written in English



  • United States


  • Chambers, Billy Joe, 1962-,
  • Chambers family,
  • Drug dealers -- United States -- Biography

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Edition Notes

Originally published: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, c1995.

StatementWilliam M. Adler.
LC ClassificationsHV5805.C48 A65 1996
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL979436M
ISBN 100452277051
LC Control Number96016789

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