Fire Lover

A True Story by Joseph Wambaugh

Publisher: William Morrow

Written in English
Cover of: Fire Lover | Joseph Wambaugh
Published: Pages: 352 Downloads: 536
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Subjects:

  • Other Miscellaneous Crimes,
  • Nonfiction - True Crime / Espionage,
  • California,
  • Biography & Autobiography,
  • True Crime / Espionage,
  • Biography/Autobiography,
  • Pyromania,
  • Orr, John Leonard,
  • True Crime / General,
  • Criminals & Outlaws,
  • Arson,
  • Case studies
The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages352
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9229648M
ISBN 10006009527X
ISBN 109780060095277
OCLC/WorldCa48920309

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