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ROOTS by Haley Alex - First Edition - 1976 - from Buddenbrooks, Inc. (SKU: 29852)

ROOTS

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ROOTS

by Haley Alex

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Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1976. First Edition, early issue, $12.50 price on dustjacket, no statement. Thick 8vo, publisher’s original cloth backed boards lettered and decorated in gilt. viii, 587 pp. A very fine and clean copy with only the very lightest mellowing to the jacket and some very light edgewear to the foot of the jacket. AN AMERICAN CLASSIC. The saga of an American family and one of the great bestsellers of the 1970’s. In this work, Haley became the first African-American citizen to trace his lineage back to Africa and so for over 25,000,000 Americans of African descent rediscovered a rich cultural heritage that slavery had effectively buried.

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
Buddenbrooks, Inc. US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
29852
Title
ROOTS
Author
Haley Alex
Book condition
Used
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Doubleday & Company, Inc.
Place of Publication
Garden City
Date published
1976

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Buddenbrooks has one of the finest collections of landmark, rare books and manuscripts in the world. Our intention is to provide great books or manuscripts in excellent condition. We enjoy sharing our passion and expertise with anyone interested in fine and rare books. And we also look forward to the opportunity to meet you. We maintain premises in the heart of historic Newburyport which are reminiscent of a European style librarie. We encourage you to visit our shop where books are beautifully presented in fine library cabinets in a sophisticated environment. We are also available by appointment only to meet with clients in Boston, where we also have maintained a presence for over 40 years. If you see an item which interests you or if you would like to learn more about our offerings, please contact us via telephone, fax or e-mail.

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