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												Roots. The Saga of an American Family by  Alex Haley
	 - 1st Edition
			 - 1976
		 - from Blind Horse Books [ABAA - FABA] (SKU: 013781)

Roots. The Saga of an American Family

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Roots. The Saga of an American Family

by Haley, Alex

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Garden City, NY:. 1976: Doubleday & Company, 1976. Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. The author's Pulitzer Prize winning book, which traces his African lineage. It tells the story of Kunta Kinte, an 18th-century African, captured as an adolescent, sold into slavery in Africa, transported to North America; following his life and the lives of his descendants in the United States down to Haley. ---------- The release of the novel, combined with its hugely popular television adaptation, Roots (1977), led to a cultural sensation in the United States. The novel spent forty-six weeks on The New York Times Best Seller List, including twenty-two weeks at number one. ------------ Original cloth-backed boards, Bindings are tight and square. Text clean, minor sunning on edges. minimal shelf handling wear. Dust Jacket with price is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve has moderate shelf handling. First Edition, First Printing. 8vo; 9.5 inches tall; 587 pages. .

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
Blind Horse Books [ABAA - FABA] US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
013781
Title
Roots. The Saga of an American Family
Author
Haley, Alex
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
Jacket condition
Near Fine
Edition
1st Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Doubleday & Company
Place of Publication
Garden City, NY:. 1976
Date Published
1976
Keywords
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