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Roots The Saga of an American Family by  Alex Haley - Signed First Edition - 1976 - from Last Exit Books (SKU: 63292)

Roots The Saga of an American Family

Roots The Saga of an American Family by  Alex Haley - Signed First Edition - 1976 - from Last Exit Books (SKU: 63292)
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Roots The Saga of an American Family

by Haley, Alex

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  • hardcover
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Very Good in Good dust jacket
ISBN 10
0385037872
ISBN 13
9780385037877
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EB: Doubleday. Very Good in Good dust jacket. 1976. First Printing. Hardcover. Hardcover. 8vo. Doubleday, New York. 1976. 588 pgs. Signed and inscribed by Alex Haley on the FFEP. DJ has light shelf-wear present to the DJ. Bound in 1/4 black and bronze paper covered boards gilt lettered at the spine. Book is free of ownership marks. Text is clean and free of marks. Binding tight and solid. When Roots was first published forty years ago, the book electrified the nation: it received a Pulitzer Prize and was a #1 New York Times bestseller for 22 weeks. The celebrated miniseries that followed a year later was a coast-to-coast event-over 130 million Americans watched some or all of the broadcast. In the four decades since then, the story of the young African slave Kunta Kinte and his descendants has lost none of its power to enthrall and provoke. EB; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 688 pages; Signed by Author .

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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book dealer
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Bookseller’s Inventory #
63292
Title
Roots The Saga of an American Family
Author
Haley, Alex
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
second hand - Very Good in Good dust jacket
Edition
First Printing
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0385037872
ISBN 13
9780385037877
Publisher
Doubleday
Place of Publication
EB
Date Published
1976

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