The Resource Alex Haley and the books that changed a nation, Robert J. Norrell

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

Label
Alex Haley and the books that changed a nation
Title
Alex Haley and the books that changed a nation
Statement of responsibility
Robert J. Norrell
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Norrell, Robert J.
Dewey number
973/.0496073
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.97.H24
LC item number
N68 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Haley, Alex
  • Haley, Alex
  • Haley, Alex
  • African American journalists
  • Authors, American
Label
Alex Haley and the books that changed a nation, Robert J. Norrell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-244) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Grandma's Boy -- The Cook Who Writes -- People on the Way Up -- The Fearsome Black Demagogue -- Marked Man -- Before This Anger -- The American Griot -- The Black Family Bible -- Pop Triumph -- Roots Uncovered -- Find the Good and Praise It
Control code
ocn898418975
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 251 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781137279606
Lccn
2015016043
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40025499003
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)898418975
Label
Alex Haley and the books that changed a nation, Robert J. Norrell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-244) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Grandma's Boy -- The Cook Who Writes -- People on the Way Up -- The Fearsome Black Demagogue -- Marked Man -- Before This Anger -- The American Griot -- The Black Family Bible -- Pop Triumph -- Roots Uncovered -- Find the Good and Praise It
Control code
ocn898418975
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 251 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781137279606
Lccn
2015016043
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40025499003
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)898418975

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