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Garden City: Doubleday, 1976. Later printing. A remarkable copy signed and inscribed by Alex Haley and the film cast of the acclaimed television mini-series. This copy was presented to Bob Thomas, legendary Hollywood correspondent for the Associated Press. 25 signatures in all. Inscribed by Haley: “11/11/76, Bob Thomas, Kunta’s family wishes the very warm best to you and your family. Alex Haley”. Signed by the cast with inscriptions from Levar Burton, Scatman Crothers, Louis Gossett Jr, Richard Roundtree, Lorne Greene, George Hamilton, Lloyd Bridges, Chuck Connors, O.J. Simpson, Ji-Tu Cubuka, Renn Woods, Olivia Cole, Lane Binkey, Raymond St. Jacques, Thalmus Rasulala, Madge Sinclair, John Schuk, George Stafford Brown, Raymond St. Jacques. Additionally signed by executive producer David L. Wolper, producer Stan Margulis, screenwriter James Lee, directors David Greene and Marvin J. Chomsky, and composer Gerald Fried. The book, itself, is a winner of the Pulitzer Prize. The mini-series received 37 Emmy nominations and won 9. It was also awarded a Golden Globe. Laid into the book is a printed invitation given to Bob Thomas inviting him to a party for the cast of Roots on March 21, 1977 at The Bistro in Beverly Hills. The book is fine in a near fine dust jacket with minor bits of wear. A superb souvenir of a great moment in television, and African- American history.


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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We are long-term members of the Antiquarian Bookseller's Association of America. We specialize in American & English Literature, Mystery & Detective Fiction, Rare Cinema Material, Autograph & Signed Material, and an Eclectic Offering of Literature & Ephemera.


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