Item #18285 Roots : The Saga of an American Family [Signed]. Alex Haley.
Roots : The Saga of an American Family [Signed]
Roots : The Saga of an American Family [Signed]
Roots : The Saga of an American Family [Signed]
Roots : The Saga of an American Family [Signed]
Roots : The Saga of an American Family [Signed]

Roots : The Saga of an American Family [Signed]

Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1976. First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover with Dust Jacket.

The bindings are tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate shelf handling wear, minor age-spotting on the text block edge. Original dust jacket with the price of $12.50 designed by Al Nagy, photographic portrait of the author on rear panel by Alex Gotfryd.

Signed without personalization on the front free endpage with green ink.

Very Good / Very Good. Item #18285

Roots: The Saga of an American Family, penned by Alex Haley in 1976, narrates the journey of Kunta Kinte, an African youth abducted in the 18th century, sold into slavery in Africa, and transported to North America.

The narrative unfolds through Kinte's life and his descendants' experiences in the United States, culminating in Haley's own story. The novel's publication, coupled with its highly acclaimed television adaptation, Roots (1977), ignited a cultural phenomenon in the United States.

It dominated The New York Times Best Seller List for forty-six weeks, holding the top spot for twenty-two weeks.

Initially categorized as fiction, the book found its place in the non-fiction section, with Haley dedicating the last chapter to detailing his extensive research in archives and libraries, validating his family's oral tradition with documented evidence.

Price: $145.00

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