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The Men Who Would Be King: An Almost Epic Tale of Moguls, Movies, and a Company Called DreamWorks
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Tantor Media, Inc. 2010
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05/10/2010
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Nicole LaPorte. (2010). The Men Who Would Be King: An Almost Epic Tale of Moguls, Movies, and a Company Called DreamWorks. Unabridged Tantor Media, Inc.

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Nicole LaPorte. 2010. The Men Who Would Be King: An Almost Epic Tale of Moguls, Movies, and a Company Called DreamWorks. Tantor Media, Inc.

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Nicole LaPorte, The Men Who Would Be King: An Almost Epic Tale of Moguls, Movies, and a Company Called DreamWorks. Tantor Media, Inc, 2010.

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Nicole LaPorte. The Men Who Would Be King: An Almost Epic Tale of Moguls, Movies, and a Company Called DreamWorks. Unabridged Tantor Media, Inc, 2010.

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