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John Henry Days (2001) written by Colson Whitehead

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John Henry Days (2001) (Book) written by Colson Whitehead
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John Henry Days (Book)

written by Colson Whitehead

May 15, 2001
 
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Building the railways that made America, John Henry died with a hammer in his hand moments after competing against a steam drill in a battle of endurance. The story of his death made him a legend. Over a century later, J. Sutter, a freelance journalist and accomplished expense account abuser, is sent to West Virginia to cover the launch of a new postage stamp at the first 'John Henry Days' festival.