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Roots (The Saga of an American Family) by  Alex Haley - First Edition, First Printing - 1976 - from Nooks Of Books (SKU: 203-2196)

Roots (The Saga of an American Family)

Roots (The Saga of an American Family) by  Alex Haley - First Edition, First Printing - 1976 - from Nooks Of Books (SKU: 203-2196)
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Roots (The Saga of an American Family)

by Haley, Alex

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0385037872
ISBN 13
9780385037877
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New York, NY, U.S.A.: Doubleday, 1976. Near Fine in a Near Fine dustjacket. Brown boards quarterbound in black cloth. The spine is stamped in brown and gilt. 587pps. Stated First Edition. There is mild bumping to the lower tips, otherwise clean, tight, square, and bright. The text is immaculate; no reading wear and no previous ownership markings. The dustjacket -- glossy in a mylar sleeve and first-state with Haley standing, hands in pockets (no briefcase) -- is lightly rubbed at the tips; there are, also, a couple of short, closed tears at the top of the front panel. No chipping or soiling. The original price is intact. A very nice, collector's-quality copy. ".When he was a boy in Henning, Tennessee, Alex Haley's grandmother used to tell him stories about their family -- stories that went back to her grandparents, and their grandparents, down through the generations all the way to a man she called 'the African.' She said he had lived across the ocean near what he called the 'Kamby Bolongo' and had been out in the forest one day chopping wood to make a drum when he was set upon by four men, beaten, chained and dragged aboard a slave ship bound for colonial America." Purchase with confidence: all books, gradings, and descriptions are rendered the care of a genuine bibliophile. Satisfaction guaranteed or all costs you've incurred will be promptly refunded. Thanks for your interest in Nooks Of Books.. First Edition, First Printing. Hard Cover.

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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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Title
Roots (The Saga of an American Family)
Author
Haley, Alex
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used
Edition
First Edition, First Printing
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0385037872
ISBN 13
9780385037877
Publisher
Doubleday
Place of Publication
New York, NY, U.S.A.
Date published
1976
Keywords
HALEY ALEX 1921 1992 AFRO AMERICANS BIOGRAPHY AMERICAN FAMILIES KINTE FAMILY AUTOBIOGRAPHY PEOPLE COLOR SOCIAL SCIENCE AFRICAN STUDIES LITERATURE KAMBY BOLONGO GAMBIA JUFFURE COLONIAL AMERICA SLAVERY 1700S 1800S HISTORY ROOTS FIRST EDITIONS HISTORICAL FIC
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