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The Smithsonian Institution : a novel

Author: Gore Vidal
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1939 Washington, a 13-year-old math genius is summoned to the Smithsonian Institution to help scientists build a weapon to win the coming war. The institution's wax effigies come alive and he meets historical figures. A comic fantasy.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Historical fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Vidal, Gore, 1925-
Smithsonian Institution.
New York : Random House, c1998
(OCoLC)605359359
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gore Vidal
ISBN: 0375501215 9780375501210
OCLC Number: 37742286
Description: 260 p. ; 23 cm.
Responsibility: Gore Vidal.

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In 1939 Washington, a 13-year-old math genius is summoned to the Smithsonian Institution to help scientists build a weapon to win the coming war. The institution's wax effigies come alive and he meets historical figures. A comic fantasy.

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