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Roots by  Alex HALEY - First Edition - 1976 - from Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA (SKU: 368658)

Roots

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Roots

by HALEY, Alex

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  • very good
  • hardcover
  • First
Condition
Very Good/Very Good
ISBN 10
0385037872
ISBN 13
9780385037877
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Garden City: Doubleday, 1976. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. First edition. Very good with neat owner's gift inscription penned on front fly, spotting on top page edges, some pages neatly dog-eared, spine ends lightly bumped in a very good lightly tanned dustwrapper with spine ends chipped. A groundbreaking book which pioneered mainstream interest in African-American antecedents and culture. The landmark television dramatization was watched by over 100 million people and remains a highpoint in the medium's history. *Roots* was awarded a special Pulitzer Prize in 1977 and it remains a key testament to the scope of the African-American experience.

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
Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
368658
Title
Roots
Author
HALEY, Alex
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket condition
Very Good
Quantity available
1
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0385037872
ISBN 13
9780385037877
Publisher
Doubleday
Place of Publication
Garden City
Date published
1976
Keywords
African-Americana
Bookseller catalogs
African-Americana;

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About Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA

Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc., founded in 1985, specializes in first editions of 20th Century American and English fiction. Our inventory of over 75,000 first editions includes: African-American literature & history, Mysteries, Detective Fiction, Drama, Books into Film and Sports books. We routinely issue extensively illustrated color catalogs, available by subscription. We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA)and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB). Tom Congalton, founder of Between the Covers-Rare Books, Inc., actively promotes the ethics and standards of these professional organizations and served as President of the ABAA from 2000 to 2002.

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