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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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the book is just as riveting as the brings to life the hardships faced by the black Americans so many years ago.following the lives of these people as they fight for their freedom shows us ... Read full review

Roots: the saga of an American family

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Besides snagging a Pulitzer, Haley's novel started a genealogy movement among African Americans-and just about everyone else-that's still going strong. This 30th-anniversary edition includes a new ... Read full review

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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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