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The 1960’s
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The Rising Tiger: Korea
The Rising Tiger: Korea
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Battered Women's Syndrome: A Survey of Contemporar
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Brief Look at Jewish History
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The Theory of Evolution
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A Description of the Six Principle of Nonviolence
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The Modern KKK
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Gay Marriages
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