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Roots

by Alex Haley

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  • hardcover
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ISBN 10
0091296803
ISBN 13
9780091296803
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Hutchinson, Australia, 1977. Reprint. Hardcover. Good/Very Good Condition. 688 pages. Boards have no wear, rubbing or soiling. Edges of dust jacket have moderate bumping. Page edges are lightly browned and slightly foxed. Alex Haley's grandmother used to tell him stories about their family back through the generations, all the way to a man she called "the African". She said he had lived across the ocean and had been out in the forest one day chopping wood when he was set upon by four men, beaten, chained and dragged aboard a slave ship bound for Colonial America. Haley began to search for documentation that might authenticate the narrative. The result is this two-century drama of Kunta Kinte and the six generations who came after him - slaves and freedmen, farmers and blacksmiths, lumbermill workers and Pullman porters, lawyers and architects - and one author. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Fiction; Drama & Sagas; ISBN: 0091296803. ISBN/EAN: 9780091296803. Inventory No: 16120012.. 9780091296803

Synopsis

Tracing his ancestry through six generations - slaves and freedmen, farmers and blacksmiths, lawyers and architects - back to Africa, Alex Haley discovered a sixteen-year-old youth, Kunta Kinte. It was this young man, who had been torn from his homeland and in torment and anguish brought to the slave markets of the New World, who held the key to Haley's deep and distant past. Originally published: Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, 1976.

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Bookseller
Manyhills Books AU (AU)
Bookseller Inventory #
16120012
Title
Roots
Author
Alex Haley
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Good
Jacket condition
Very Good Condition
Quantity available
1
Edition
Reprint
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0091296803
ISBN 13
9780091296803
Publisher
Hutchinson
Place of Publication
Australia
Date published
1977
Keywords
BZDB5 Fiction; Roots
Bookseller catalogs
Drama & Sagas; Fiction;

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