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Synopsis: [Read by Bill Andrew Quinn]
An illuminating exploration of who we are, how we lost track of our roots, and how we can find them again.
Who are we, and where do we come from? The fundamental drive to answer these questions is at the heart of Finding Your Roots, the companion book to the hit PBS documentary series. As Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. shows us, the tools of cutting-edge genomics and deep genealogical research now allow us to learn more about our roots, looking further back in time than ever before. Gates' investigations take on the personal and genealogical histories of more than twenty luminaries, including Congressman John Lewis, actor Robert Downey Jr., CNN medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta, former secretary of labor Linda Chavez, and comedian Margaret Cho. Interwoven with their moving stories of immigration, assimilation, strife, and success is practical information for amateur genealogists just beginning archival research on their own families' roots. Gates also details the advances in genetic research now available to the public. The result is an illuminating exploration of who we are, how we lost track of our roots, and how we can find them again.
"An accessible and engaging book, Finding Your Roots is a veritable how-to guide for readers to explore their own past. Henry Louis Gates Jr. brings a wealth of genealogical research expertise to his interviews, which are witty, knowledgeable, and touching, made more so by the fact that Gates himself enters the stories, changing places with the interviewees to reveal something of his own personal experience. Throughout, Gates imbues the stories with a kind of intimacy that speaks to all of us in our personal journeys searching for our own histories. There's nothing else quite like it."--Ira Berlin, University of Maryland
Title: Finding Your Roots: The Official Companion ...
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Binding: Audio CD
Book Condition: Fair
Book Description Blackstone Audio, Inc., 2014. AudioCD. Book Condition: Very Good. 12BRAND NEW AUDIO CDs. NEW in the shrink wrap. Just a bit of shelf wear. Enjoy this New Audio CD edition GIFT QUALITY for your home and library. Bookseller Inventory # 516909201686261
Book Description Blackstone Audio. Book Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Audiobook on CD Rom - Unabridged A Brand New Quality Audiobook from a Full-Time Bookshop in business since 1992!. Bookseller Inventory # 2245156
Book Description Blackstone Audio Inc, 2014. Audio CD. Book Condition: Brand New. unabridged edition. 1 pages. 6.75x5.25x1.45 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 1483017508