Are opinion polls useful?
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Published by War Dept. in Washington D.C .
Written in English


  • Public opinion polls.

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Edition Notes

SeriesGI roundtable -- EM 4
ContributionsAmerican Historical Association. Historical Service Board., United States Armed Forces Institute.
The Physical Object
Pagination45 p. :
Number of Pages45
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22993329M

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