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Haley, Alex

Published by Doubleday Books, 1976
ISBN 10: 0385037872 / ISBN 13: 9780385037877
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Title: Roots

Publisher: Doubleday Books

Publication Date: 1976

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition


Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 688 p. Audience: General/trade. The story of Haley's African-American roots. A book that still resonates in light of today's ongoing racial tensions and misunderstandings. Very good in good dust jacket. DJ is light soiled with one inch tear on front. Lightly chipped with small tear to head of spine. DJ in brodart cover. Light soiling and shelf wear to page edges and covers. Otherwise a good solid example. Bookseller Inventory # Alibris.00010000013

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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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