Publisher: Doubleday & Company, Inc., Garden City, NY
Publication Date: 1976
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good
Signed: Signed By Author
Edition: First Edition.
587 pages. The Pulitzer Prize winning book that traces the author's heritage to an African boy kidnapped from his village and sold in the American slave trade. First edition (first printing). A very good copy in a very good dust jacket. Inscribed by the author to the previous owners: 'For Jinx, and Molly, and Ellis and Abu -- Kunta Kinte's family wishes the very warm best to all of you, and you know that especially I do in deep appreciation of your great help with Roots -- Sincerely, and with brotherly love! Alex Haley.' Dated October 22, 1976. Bookseller Inventory # 132633
Synopsis: The monumental bestseller! Alex Haley recaptures his family's history in this drama of eighteenth-century slave Kunta Kinte and his descendants.
About the Author: ALEX HALEY taught himself to write during a twenty year career in the U.S. Coast Guard. After retiring, he worked as a freelance magazine writer. His first book was The Autobiography of Malcom X, on which he was collaborator and editor. ROOTS: The Saga of An American Family was his second book, for which he was awarded special recognition from the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award committees. He also wrote A Different Kind of Christmas, available from Random House Value Publishing, and Queen, a sequel to ROOTS. Haley died in 1992.
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