Roots

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Dell, 1977 - Reference - 729 pages
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This "bold . . . extraordinary . . . blockbuster . . ". (Newsweek) begins with a birth in 1750, in an African village; it ends seven generations later at the Arkansas funeral of a black professor whose children are a teacher, a Navy architect, an assistant director of the U.S. Information Agency, and an author. The author is Alex Haley.

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an epic story ...i was touched by this book..n it changed my perception about life...get a copy and read it!!

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For research he earns five stars, but overall I felt the plot was too linear. To be sure, a necessary part of covering 7 generations of people, is to push through each generation, but I feel the book ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
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Section 2
11
Section 3
14
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About the author (1977)

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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