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ISBN13: 9780385037877
ISBN10: 0385037872
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The monumental bestseller! Alex Haley recaptures his family's history in this drama of eighteenth-century slave Kunta Kinte and his descendants.

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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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pkellum1962, August 31, 2014 (view all comments by pkellum1962)
This is hands down one of the best books ever written. For anyone interested in the ways of the world during the time of slavery, this is a must read!! Very moving, powerful, and emotional. Beautifully written.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780385037877
Subtitle:
The Definitive Compendium with More Than 225 Recipes
Author:
Haley, Alex
Publisher:
Random House
Location:
Garden City, N.Y. :
Subject:
People of Color
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Afro-americans
Subject:
Genealogy
Subject:
Afro-American families
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Haley, Alex
Subject:
Afro-Americans -- Biography.
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - Histor
Subject:
Haley family
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series Volume:
836
Publication Date:
August 1976
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
704
Dimensions:
8.55x5.83x2.02 in. 1.96 lbs.

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