Alex Haley: And the Books That Changed a Nation

Alex Haley: And the Books That Changed a Nation

It is difficult to think of two twentieth century books by one author that have had as much influence on American culture when they were published as Alex Haley's monumental bestsellers, The Autobiography of Malcolm X (1965), and Roots (1976). They changed the way white and black America viewed each other and the country's history. This first biography of Haley follows him from his childhood in relative privilege in deeply segregated small town Tennessee to fame… (more)

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One drawback of “Alex Haley: And the Books That Changed a Nation” is that it does not take us very close to Haley the man.


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Publisher: St. Martin's Press (November 10, 2015)

Collection: St. Martin's Press

Language: English


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