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Review of Matthew Desmond: Evicted: poverty and profit in the American City

Crown Publishers, 2016, 448 Pages, ISBN: 978-0553447439

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Hochstenbach, C. Review of Matthew Desmond: Evicted: poverty and profit in the American City. J Hous and the Built Environ 33, 447–449 (2018).

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