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Roots: The Saga of an American Family [Abridged, Audiobook] [Audio CD]

Alex Haley , Michael Eric Dyson , Avery Brooks
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"The book is an act of love, and it is this which makes it haunting" (New York Times)

"A gripping mixture of urban confessional and political manifesto, it not only inspired a generation of black activists, but drove home the bitter realities of racism to a mainstream white liberal audience" (Observer)

"Groundbreaking" (Associated Press)

"A Pulitzer Prize-winning story about the family ancestry of author Alex Haley... [and] a symbolic chronicle of the odyssey of African Americans from the continent of Africa to a land not of their choosing" (Washington Post) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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The radical, bestselling and Pulitzer Prize-winning account of Alex Haley's own twelve-year search for his family's origins - a powerful memoir, a history of slavery and a landmark in African-American literature. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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The extraordinary account of Alex Haley's own twelve-year search for his family's origins --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

About the Author

Alex Haley taught himself to write during a twenty year career in the U.S. Coast Guard. After retiring, he worked as a freelance magazine writer. His first book was "The Autobiography of Malcom X," on which he was collaborator and editor. "Roots: The Saga of An American Family" was his second book, for which he was awarded special recognition from the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award committees. He also wrote "A Different Kind of Christmas," and "Queen," a sequel to "Roots." Haley died in 1992. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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