Alex Haley's Queen: the story of an American family
Once in every generation, there is a landmark book that adds a new richness to all our lives. For millions of people of all colors, that book was Alex Haley's Roots. Roots was an instant success, winning a Pulitzer Prize and spawning the most-watched miniseries in television history. Alex Haley's legacy has had as great an impact on American families as any story in the twentieth century. Now, from the author of Roots, comes Alex Haley's Queen - the saga of his father's family. Lovers of sweeping generational epics will find much to rejoice in here. Once again, this is a personal saga, but one played out against the broad canvas of American history. The story begins in Ireland, where Haley's white great-great-grandfather, James Jackson, Sr., is born. From there we travel with Jackson to Nashville, where he meets Andrew Jackson, the future president of the United States. The two men become business partners, and James Jackson makes his fortune. He establishes his grand plantation, The Forks of Cypress, in Alabama, while Andrew ascends to the White House, and the rumblings that will explode into the Civil War gather force. James's son Jass Jackson inherits the plantation just as the genteel, well-ordered antebellum world begins to crumble. His adolescent attraction to the beautiful and strongwilled slave named Easter blossoms into a powerful and lasting love, and from their passionate union comes Queen - the heroine of the tale, Alex Haley's grandmother. This is history at its most compelling - from the Irish sod to the settlement of the South; from the Trail of Tears to the battlefield at Manassas; from the agonies of slavery to the tribulations of freedom - all rendered with the eye fortelling detail and the sense of historical significance that readers have come to expect of Haley. In this, his final book, Alex Haley has created a truly multicultural family saga, the capstone to one of the great, classic American stories. The television miniseries of Alex Haley's Queen electrified and engrossed a nation. But that was only part of the picture; here now is the whole story, fleshed out in all its vivid detail and human drama - the journey of an American family as only Alex Haley could tell it.
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Researching one's family history and relaying the stories that one finds can be a complex task, one that is both daunting and rewarding. Alex Haley once again tackles this subject, this time shifting ... Read full review
Review: QueenUser Review - Laura Bookser - Goodreads
Another journey through time, with the part fiction, part history story telling about many generations of a black family in America. I only give this four stars because the book could never live up to ... Read full review
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Alex Haley's Queen: the Story of an American Family. New York: W. Morrow, 1993. With David Stevens. Mama Flora's Family: a Novel. New York: Scribner, 1998. ...
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Alex Haley's Queen: The Story of an American Family (1993) (completed by David Stevens after Haley's death). Mama Flora's Family (1998) (completed by David ...
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Some of Haley's other works include The Autobiography of Malcolm X written in 1965, and Alex Haley's Queen: The Story of an American Family that Haley ...
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Alex Haley's Queen: The Story of an American Family by Alex Haley, David Stevens William Morrow & Co., April 1993 $25, ISBN 0-688-06331-4 ...
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Novels. Roots (1960) A Different Kind of Christmas (1988) Alex Haley's Queen: The Story of an American Family (1993) (with David Stevens) ...
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