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Alex Haley's Queen Paperback – 12 Aug 1994

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  • Paperback: 928 pages
  • Publisher: Pan Books; New edition edition (12 Aug. 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0330333070
  • ISBN-13: 978-0330333078
  • Product Dimensions: 17.9 x 4 x 11.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 289,607 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By "diannedawson2" on 18 Nov. 2003
Format: Hardcover
from the writer of the world famous book and tv series ROOTS. this is the researched storey of haley's own decendants struggle of an african family trying to survive in anti african America .
it is one of the most moving books I have ever read. The story spans generations of the family showing how american attitudes slowly began to change toward acceptance of black americans.This book litrally had me in tears on an emotional roller coaster of a read.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. A. Rhodes on 29 April 2012
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This book, is something I had wanted to read for a long time, and I am so glad that I have, very thought provoking, and makes you smile and cry,, brilliat book read it,,x
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Ern on 9 April 2013
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An excellent read!!

If you enjoyed this book, make sure you read
"Roots" - by Alex Hayley and
"The African" by Harold Courlander

Note that Alex Hayley claimed "Roots" was fact, but after reading "The African" you will realise that this was not accurate.
Both books however are excellent reads......... read "Roots" first, and then "The African" next.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dariusz on 24 Aug. 2014
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Very good
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
A triumphant story of hope and glory. 12 Dec. 2001
By Nelson Jimenez - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Alex Haley & Dave Stevens' QUEEN is a rare gem---the story of an american family that touches many lives. Queen is the main focus of the book but her story spans past & future generations from Ireland to America. Some of the characters are tragic but all have hope for a better tomorrow. The heartbreak of Easter's love for her "master", Queen being taught to read by her grandpa and the Haley family's quest to get a better education for their youngest son are just some of the heartbreaking stories in this novel. I enjoyed the book very much and I now hope to finally read ROOTS.
32 of 37 people found the following review helpful
Come Up With Serene Responses to Today's Suttle Racism 14 Mar. 2001
By Carmen Matthews - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I just finished reading this book, this morning. And, I read "Roots," 2 weeks ago. In both of these books, I was able to vicariously be there, and emotionally travel with each person in these stories.

And it gave me a sense of peace that I had not had before about being African-American. It helped me to come up with the most empowering responses to not only suttle racism from Euro-Americans, but also suttle responses to African-Americans who seem to be bound by expecting to just get by (who also believe that empowered African-Americans somehow owe them endless worthiness).

To me, even though this book is titled "Queen," it has many stories: politics; narcissism; racism; boys growing into manhood; belonging; the price of not having someone to verbalize your pains to; and, how whites turned their outrage over their motherland into what drove them to do the same to blacks, in this country.

During the entire time that I was reading these 2 books, as I conducted my day to day responsibilities, I felt like I had a secret weapon against being held back. And I saw things that I might not have seen before in what I could do to turn suttle racism into my opportunity to expect mutual respect between myself and my interlocutor.

I recommend this book, and "Roots" to any who is looking for a means to grow beyond your wildest expectations. You will cry with these stories, laugh, and feel every possible emotion, knowing that you are breathing new life into your life.
14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
Excellent! 26 Jan. 2005
By R.B. - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This is one of the best books I've read in my life. Alex Haley was such a skilled writer. "Queen" deals with many harsh facts of the antebellum South without becoming vulgar. It is also an inspiring tale of an American family.

One of my complaint with "Queen" is the blatant misuse and fabrication of facts by David Stephens, who finished Alex Haley's posthumus masterpiece. The writing of Mr. Stephens also doesn't measure up to that of Haley. While it is a great book as it stands, I wish I could see what this book would be if Haley had been alive to complete it.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
This book will change your life 19 Sept. 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Turtleback
This book was very well written. It angered me greatly while reading it. I am a minority and I understand all the heartaches and prejudice towards minorities. I hope anyone with enough sense will understand the horrible treatment that these people endured just because of the color of their skin!!!!! Whites have no predominance over any other race. Anyways, the book was very heart-gripping and also tender. I enjoyed all the details and it was very easy reading to understand.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Great Book! 18 Oct. 1998
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
One of Alex Haley's greatest works, another branch to the history of his family. At the end of the book you want to know what happened after the story ended. A great book for people who want to know more inside the life of a a mixed race slave, who faces many tragedies in her life but learns to trust and let people love her. Every time you reread the book you find something new. Exceptional even for children to read. If you loved Roots you'll absolutely love this book. And you will love the movie.
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