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Roots epub

by Alex Haley


Roots epub

ISBN: 0385037872

ISBN13: 978-0385037877

Author: Alex Haley

Category: History

Subcategory: Americas

Language: English

Publisher: Doubleday; 1st edition (September 17, 1976)

Pages: 688 pages

ePUB book: 1203 kb

FB2 book: 1650 kb

Rating: 4.8

Votes: 123

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Roots: The Saga of an American Family is a 1976 novel written by Alex Haley. It tells the story of Kunta Kinte, an 18th-century African, captured as an adolescent, sold into slavery in Africa, transported to North America; following his life and the.

Roots: The Saga of an American Family is a 1976 novel written by Alex Haley. It tells the story of Kunta Kinte, an 18th-century African, captured as an adolescent, sold into slavery in Africa, transported to North America; following his life and the lives of his descendants in the United States down to Haley.

Over the years, both Roots and Alex Haley have attracted controversy, which comes with the territory for trailblazing, iconic books, particularly on the topic of race

Publisher’s statement. One of the most important books and television series ever to appear, Roots, galvanized the nation, and created an extraordinary political, racial, social and cultural dialogue that hadn’t been seen since the publication of Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Over the years, both Roots and Alex Haley have attracted controversy, which comes with the territory for trailblazing, iconic books, particularly on the topic of race. Some of the criticism results from whether ROOTS is fact or fiction and whether Alex Haley confused these two issues, a subject he addresses directly in the book.

I felt mislead, even betrayed, by Alex Haley

I felt mislead, even betrayed, by Alex Haley. However, I must concede that even with these faults, the book is a wonderful read that opened up new doors of thought to me and shaped my thinking in new ways. For that, I am grateful.

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view Kindle eBook view Audible audiobook. A Pulitzer Prize-winning story about the family ancestry of author Alex Hale. symbolic chronicle of the odyssey of African Americans from the continent of Africa to a land not of their choosing. Philadelphia Tribune, 6/7/16 landmark book. Marian Wright Edelman.

First published in 1974.

Roots: The Saga of an American Family is a novel written by Alex Haley and first published in 1976

Roots: The Saga of an American Family is a novel written by Alex Haley and first published in 1976. It tells the story of Kunta Kinte, an 18th-century African, captured as an adolescent and sold into slavery in the United States, and follows his life and the lives of his descendants in the .

through six generations takes him back to Africa which is the place of his origin. Lucid and. severely poignant the book has beautifully woven the lives of six generation and their enduring. hardship and labor for existence. The book begins in Africa and ironically it ends there as well, after almost two centuries, where a young Kunta Kinte who is a carefree jaunty boy lives a. contended and an untroubled life.

Alex Haley, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Roots: The Saga of an American Family," which chronicled his ancestors' origins in Africa and their passage from slavery to freedom in America, died yesterday at Swedish Hospital Medical Center in Seattle

Alex Haley, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Roots: The Saga of an American Family," which chronicled his ancestors' origins in Africa and their passage from slavery to freedom in America, died yesterday at Swedish Hospital Medical Center in Seattle. He was 70 years old and had homes in Knoxville, Tenn. He died of cardiac arrest, said a spokeswoman for the hospital, Jane Ann Wilder

The monumental bestseller! Alex Haley recaptures his family's history in this drama of eighteenth-century slave Kunta Kinte and his descendants.
I started this book with a preconceived idea of what it was going to be. I had never seen the movie in its hundreds of runs on TV, I didn't know anyone that had ever read the entire story, and it had never been assigned reading in any of my many literature classes. I honestly felt like it was going to be a one sided version of events from an angry perspective.

It was anything but! I was moved by the lush descriptions of places and events. I loved the fullness in the characters. And when I rounded the corner into the end of the book I was truly surprised at the story's true nature.

I spent the first couple of nights critical of the storytelling and how the story's timeline was anchored to political or social events. Once again all the pieces fell into place as the tradition of African oral history was explained and honored in the telling of the story.

I may be a total book nerd, but I Iove a good story that makes me think and challenges my work view.
I read this book (my copy's paper jacket looks a lot -- scuffs and tears included -- looks like the image used as the cover) back in the 70s when the original mini-series was televised. The story is very good, especially the long early section on the childhood of Kunta Kinte.

The story is still just as good but the kindle version must have been scanned in with OCR and never checked! I understand that the book was originally published before PCs and general use of word processors and it is a BIG book but still, if you're going to charge for it, fix it.

The spelling and text errors are appalling. Even just a few chapters in, it's hard to read at times. The letter "l" is often lost with "wel" instead of "well" (sometimes with a space and sometimes without). Spaces in the middle of words is also common -- such as "mar about" rather than "marabout".

There's even the string "1}" in the middle of it with no understanding of why it's there!

Come on, don't ruin a good story because people can't read it! Please fix the editing and send us a good copy of it!
The title of this book says “The Saga of an AMERICAN family.” Every single American, unless Native American, has roots from somewhere else.
As we have learned in these pages, the roots of the Kinte family are African. I am also from an American family - with German roots. My husband is from an American family - with African roots.

I am not directly or personally responsible for any atrocities related to slavery, nor do I personally know anyone who has been the victim of slavery directly. Maybe because of that, I have had an impersonal attitude toward slavery and if I am being honest, I think I resented being lumped together with those of my race that were responsible for it.

I will confess that, although I had heard of Roots and had been aware of slavery’s impact on America, I had not given either the respect they are due until I married my African-American husband. In an effort to understand his heritage, I chose to read this haunting narrative and it will surely haunt me for the rest of my life! The images and emotions portrayed in these pages have changed me.

Having read Roots, I now have a deep conviction of the wrongs that have been committed. It is my prayer that I and those I have influence over will make every effort to do better for all generations to follow. May that be my legacy to my children and grandchildren and beyond, to in some small way, right a wrong and teach a better way.

Every American, regardless of their race, has roots from somewhere else. Every American, regardless of their roots, has a heart, a soul, a dream, a need. Every American loves, hopes, laughs, cries, hurts and suffers in their own way. May God help us all to see the things we have in common and use those things to unite us and build a future where cruelty no longer exists. Yes, that would be a legacy worth leaving!

—— Peggy Lee, Houston, TX
I am embarrassed to admit that I had never read this classic before nor have I viewed either the original or the updated mini-series. Now that I've read it, I'm even more disappointed in myself. This is a powerful story, an emotional journey and a "must-read" for anyone with a social conscience. Disturbing, evocative, emotional, enlightening and enthralling, it opened my eyes and my soul to the brutality of the slave trade and slave life that I had never fully appreciated. So glad I finally got to it.
Translating an oral history to the written word is not an easy thing. There are truths and myths interwoven into a powerful story, with much to say about connections to family, to our shared past, and implications about the future. First read this in the 1970s, probably around the time that the miniseries aired. Pretty sure I was in the 9th grade. The enhanced features include video and audio clips, some photos, and a Reader's Digest article about the writing of the book.
I'm giving the book 5 stars. This is a very interesting story a family line that goes all the way back to Africa. It shows the hardships and successes of the family and the country. The history is accurate. I really enjoyed this book.

Now with that said after 17% of trying to read this book, I gave up and ordered an audio version. I followed along with the kindle version while listening. It was terrible! Whoever typed this book for e-readers and their editor needs fired. The amount of mistakes was crazy. Names were spelled wrong (Cunta or Kunta? Ole George or OF George? Tom or Torn?), words were spelled wrong (so wrong they were indeciferable), the wrong World War was typed (should have been II): I mean no one looked at this. It was a level of terrible that should make Amazon ashamed.
Every human who is capable of understanding should read this book in its entirety. I cannot imagine that a movie could convey the s a me feeling that Mr. Haley has delivered in written form.
This is one of the greatest books of all time. If I could afford it, I would give a copy to everyone I come in contact with.
This is the heart and soul of the American Story.