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Ain't Nothing but a Man My Quest to Find the Real John Henry

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ISBN-10: 142630000X

ISBN-13: 9781426300004

Edition: 2008

Authors: Scott Reynolds Nelson, Marc Aronson

List price: $18.95
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Who was the real John Henry? The story of this legendary African-American figure has come down to us in so many songs, stories, and plays, that the facts are often lost. Historian Scott Nelson brings John Henry alive for young readers in his personal quest for thetrue storyof the man behind the myth. Nelson presents the famous folk song as a mystery to be unraveled, identifying the embedded clues within the lyrics, which he examines to uncover many surprising truths. He investigates the legend and reveals the real John Henry in this beautifully illustrated book. Nelson’s narrative is multilayered, interweaving the story of the building of the railroads, the period of Reconstruction, folk…    
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Book details

List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: National Geographic Society
Publication date: 12/26/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 64
Size: 9.50" wide x 11.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English