Authors: Robert J. Norrell
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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
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.
Copyright Â© 2015 by Robert J. Norrell. All rights reserved. For information, address St. Martin's Press, 175 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10010.
Jacket design by David Baldeosingh Rotstein
Jacket photography Â© Dennis Wile
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.
ISBN 978-1-137-27960-6 (hardback)
1. Haley, Alex. 2. African American journalistsâBiography. 3. Authors, Americanâ20th centuryâBiography. 4. Haley, Alex. Autobiography of Malcom X. 5. Haley, Alex. Roots. I. Title.
E185.97 .H24N68 2015
First Edition: November 2015
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