New York: Doubleday & Company, 1976.
Early Printing. Hardcover. Signed by Author. ROOTS. THE SAGA OF AN AMERICAN FAMILY. Presentation Copy. Early Trade Edition with a very warm full page presentation inscribed by Haley on the ffe. dated 11 / 11 / 76: "Paul Jones. Kunta's family wishes the very warm best to you and your family! - Alex Haley". 8vo. 587 pp. A near fine copy in original 1/4 black and bronze cloth covered boards gilt lettered at the spine in a very good dustwrapper with a closed tear at the bottom of the rear panel. Acknowledged more as a work of the imagination today rather than strict scholarship, Roots was the publishing sensation of the 1970's & remains the most important 20th century literary event in black literature. It was adapted into the hugely popular, 12-hour television miniseries, ROOTS, in 1977 [The first ever TV miniseries], & a 14-hour sequel, Roots: The Next Generations, in 1979. Haley earned a Pulitzer Prize special award in 1977 for Roots & the television miniseries garnered numerous awards, including nine Emmys & a Peabody. Roots is Haley's second book following his collaboration on The Autobiography of Malcolm X. A nice example of this important title.
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