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Bill Pickett courageous African-American cowboy by William R. Sanford

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Published by Enslow Publishers, Inc. in Berkeley Heights, NJ .
Written in English


  • African American cowboys,
  • Juvenile literature,
  • Biography

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementWilliam R. Sanford and Carl R. Green
SeriesCourageous heroes of the A merican west
ContributionsGreen, Carl R.
LC ClassificationsGV1833.6.P5 S253 2013
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25033379M
ISBN 109780766040014
LC Control Number2011037682

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