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Ain't nothing but a man : my quest to find the real John Henry

Author: Scott Reynolds Nelson; Marc Aronson
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Historian Scott Reynolds Nelson recounts how he came to discover the real John Henry, an African-American railroad worker who became a legend in the famous song.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Juvenile works
Biography Juvenile literature
Named Person: John William Henry; John William Henry; Scott Reynolds Nelson; John William Henry; John William Henry; Scott Reynolds Nelson
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Scott Reynolds Nelson; Marc Aronson
ISBN: 9781426300004 142630000X 9781426300011 1426300018
OCLC Number: 122309229
Description: 64 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 29 cm
Contents: Stuck --
Scavenger --
Who were the 40,000 missing men? --
Following the clues in the song about John Henry --
Big Bend --
Breakthrough --
On trial --
The contest --
The trackliners speak --
Appendices.
Responsibility: Scott Reynolds Nelson with Marc Aronson.

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Historian Scott Reynolds Nelson recounts how he came to discover the real John Henry, an African-American railroad worker who became a legend in the famous song.

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