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Roots : The Saga of an American Family

by Haley, Alex

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ISBN 10
0091296803
ISBN 13
9780091296803
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London: Hutchinson, 1977. London, Hutchinson, 1977. First English edition. 8vo. Lustrous black cloth with silver lettering on spine, 688 pp. Haley has done more than recapture the history of his own family, he is the first black American writer to trace his origins back to his roots and in doing so, he has re-discovered for millions of Americans of African descent a rich cultural heritage. This story is one of the most eloquent testimonials ever written to the indomitability of the human spirit! Near fine in a near fine dust jacket, protected by a mylar cover.. First English. Cloth. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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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
Rose's Books, IOBA US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
EM-B1193-04
Title
Roots : The Saga of an American Family
Author
Haley, Alex
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
Jacket condition
Near Fine
Edition
First English
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0091296803
ISBN 13
9780091296803
Publisher
Hutchinson
Place of Publication
London
Date published
1977
Keywords
AFRICAN AMERICAN FAMILY EPIC SAGA
Size
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

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