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Invalid villages made up of long rows of tents and makeshift shacks grew unprepossessingly around many Western and Southwestern towns and cities.
The third paper, by Michael Moss, unprepossessingly titled "Scotch Whisky, 1933-1988," turns out to be the surprise packet of the collection, presenting a remarkable and detailed story of the interaction of the whisky industry with government controls in such fields as temperance and demand, raw material controls, the generation of export earnings, and the problems of harmonizing distribution systems with European Community practices.
Amexicano" starts unprepossessingly enough but lingers in the mind.