Alex Haley and the books that changed a nation
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Published
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2015.
Edition
First edition.
ISBN
9781137279606, 1137279605
Physical Desc
x, 251 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Acton - AdultBiography Haley, A.On Shelf
Cambridge - Adult973.0496 HaleyOn Shelf
Concord - Adult973.0496 Haley/NorrellOn Shelf
Franklin - AdultBIOGRAPHY HALEY 2015On Shelf
Medford - AdultBIOG Haley, A.On Shelf
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Published
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2015.
Format
Book
Edition
First edition.
Language
English
ISBN
9781137279606, 1137279605

Notes

Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages [231]-244) and index.
Description
"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 and fortune in high powered New York City. It was in the Navy, that Haley discovered himself as a writer, which eventually led his rise as a star journalist in the heyday of magazine personality profiles. At Playboy Magazine, Haley profiled everyone from Martin Luther King and Miles Davis to Johnny Carson and Malcolm X, leading to their collaboration on The Autobiography of Malcolm X. Roots was for Haley a deeper, more personal reach. The subsequent book and miniseries ignited an ongoing craze for family history, and made Haley one of the most famous writers in the country. Roots sold half a million copies in the first two months of publication, and the original television miniseries was viewed by 130 million people. Haley died in 1992. This deeply researched and compelling book offers the perfect opportunity to revisit his authorship, his career as one of the first African American star journalists, as well as an especially dramatic time of change in American history"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Norrell, R. J. (2015). Alex Haley and the books that changed a nation (First edition.). St. Martin's Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Norrell, Robert J. 2015. Alex Haley and the Books That Changed a Nation. St. Martin's Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Norrell, Robert J. Alex Haley and the Books That Changed a Nation St. Martin's Press, 2015.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Norrell, Robert J. Alex Haley and the Books That Changed a Nation First edition., St. Martin's Press, 2015.

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