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Ambition, the secret passion

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Published by Elephant Paperbacks in Chicago .
Written in English



  • United States,
  • United States.


  • Success in business -- United States.,
  • Ambition.,
  • United States -- Social conditions.

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Edition Notes

StatementJoseph Epstein.
LC ClassificationsHF5386 .E57 1989
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 312 p. ;
Number of Pages312
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2192925M
ISBN 100929587189
LC Control Number89011775

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