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Authors: Robert J. Norrell

Alex Haley (34 page)

In its ad for the
Roots
miniseries, ABC emphasized its historic significance and its interracial cast.

About the Author

ROBERT J. NORRELL
is the author of several books, including
Up from History: The Life of Booker T. Washington
;
The House I Live In: Race in the American Century
; and
Reaping the Whirlwind: The Civil Rights Movement in Tuskegee
, which won the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award in 1986. A professor at the University of Tennessee, he lives in Asheville, North Carolina.

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ALEX HALEY.
Copyright © 2015 by Robert J. Norrell. All rights reserved. For information, address St. Martin's Press, 175 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10010.

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The Library of Congress has cataloged the print edition as follows:

Norrell, Robert J. (Robert Jefferson)

Alex Haley and the books that changed a nation / Robert J. Norrell.

pages cm

ISBN 978-1-137-27960-6 (hardback)

1. Haley, Alex. 2. African American journalists—Biography. 3. Authors, American—20th century—Biography. 4. Haley, Alex. Autobiography of Malcom X. 5. Haley, Alex. Roots. I. Title.

E185.97 .H24N68 2015

973'.0496073—dc23

2015016043

e-ISBN 978-1-4668-7931-7

First Edition: November 2015

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