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Ain"t nothing but a man

Scott Reynolds Nelson

Ain"t nothing but a man

my quest to find the real John Henry

by Scott Reynolds Nelson

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Published by National Geographic in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Henry, John William, -- 1847?-ca. 1875,
  • Henry, John William, -- 1847?-ca. 1875 -- Homes and haunts,
  • Nelson, Scott Reynolds -- Travel -- Southern States,
  • African Americans -- Biography,
  • Railroad construction workers -- United States -- Biography,
  • John Henry (Legendary character),
  • Southern States -- Description and travel

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementScott Reynolds Nelson with Marc Aronson.
    GenreBiography.
    ContributionsAronson, Marc.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsE185.97.H455 N445 2008
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17872473M
    ISBN 109781426300004, 9781426300011
    LC Control Number2007012446

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