Roots: The Enhanced Edition: The Saga of an American Family

Roots: The Enhanced Edition: The Saga of an American Family

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Roots: The Enhanced Edition: The Saga of an American Family by Alex Haley


Roots: The Enhanced Edition features rare interviews with author Alex Haley from the NBC News Archives that took place as the Roots phenomenon unfolded over 30 years ago. There are also photos, footage, and recordings from the Haley family, all of which provide a unique understanding of Alex Haley’s journey researching and writing the book.  In new video interviews NBC’s Tom Brokaw and David Wilson reflect on the story’s lasting impact.

Roots is a groundbreaking story of history and family that spanned continents and touched generations.  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. The book sold over one million copies in the first year, and the miniseries was watched by an astonishing 130 million people. It also won both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. Roots opened up the minds of Americans of all colors and faiths to one of the darkest and most painful parts of America’s past, and we continue to feel its reverberations today.

Roots: The Enhanced Edition is truly definitive--adding unmatched, sweep, context and insight to this ever-relevant classic.

The Enhanced Edition features:
•    Full text of the book
•    Video introduction and interview with David Wilson of TheGrio.com
•    New video interview with Tom Brokaw
•    Footage of author Alex Haley provided by the NBC News Archives and the Haley family, including Today Show interviews with Tom Brokaw, Roots-related events in the 1970s, an extended interview about the book, and more  (45 minutes of video)
•    Recordings of Alex Haley speaking about researching and writing the book (30 minutes of audio)
•    10 rare photos from the Haley family
•    Essay by Alex Haley
•    Reading Group Guide
•    Introduction by Michael Eric Dyson
•    Extended biography of Haley

 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781593156992
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Publication date: 02/07/2011
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 912
Sales rank: 524,567
File size: 487 MB
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Roots-Thirtieth Anniversary Edition: The Saga of an American Family 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 111 reviews.
Star_Dreamer More than 1 year ago
As a young girl I remember sitting in front of the television with my family to watch Roots when it had been made into a series. Over the years I have often wanted to read the book and find all the missing parts that the limited series had left out. I am so very glad that I did. The author took me to a time when human slavery was a common place, and allowed me to feel the attrocities that took place during that time. I felt the pain, love and courage of the people and was very glad to be transported to a era that has long been forgotten and should never be. If you would like to read a book that is a fantastic read as well as a eye opening experience, read this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Roots, by Alex Haley, is an unforgettable novel that might even have you reaching for the tissues. This book tells us about Americas past when we were still thirteen colonies and when slavery was a big issue for the new country. Roots opens up a perspective on slavery that most have never experienced before and some who probably never will. The book Roots by Alex Haley is a book filled with exiting characters, a suspenseful plot that will keep you turning the pages, and a theme like no other. The characters in this touching novel are very well detailed by the author, it's almost like your right there looking the characters in the face. The main character is Kunta, a small village boy who is very well disciplined, his mom Binta, his dad Omoro, and his three younger brothers, Lamin, Swadu, and Mali. When Kunta becomes older and earn his manhood his little brothers look up to him as a role model. The plot in Roots is like no other, it takes place in two places, in his home country of Africa and then the slave based America. It is extremely detailed, it's like you are there right next to the characters! The plot of Roots changes rapidly sometimes and is slow, saddened and mellow, and sometimes it is exciting, energetic. The theme of Roots is sometimes exciting and sometimes it is mellow. In Roots the theme changes rapidly and can sometimes surprise you. For instance one moment Kunta could be running away from slave catchers and then the next thing you know he could be in a cage with his feet and hands locked together in chains. The book Roots can have you reaching for the tissues or sometimes have you laughing. I recommend this book because it is a very good experience for someone who takes the time to read this book. Alex Haley's Roots, has an exciting plot of characters, a plot like no other, and a theme that can change on you within seconds.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Alex Haley was my great-uncle, and although I never got to met him, this book helped me get to know him though his writing. This book is an exceptional story about my family's history and I am so proud of my uncle Alex for writing it.
MrsNave More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved reading this book.  The movie does not do this book justice, but then what movie ever does. I recommend this book to anyone and everyone I talk to.  Read it its good. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book, Roots by Alex Haley is just a phenomenal book in my opinion and I recommend this book to anyone that wants to learn a little bit about the history of African American slavery In America. This book tells the story of Kunta Kinte (Toby Waller), and a couple of generations after him. This book has a good sense of feel; you can also create imagery of what's going on in the story. This book is powerful enough to make you abhorrent, and bleak.    Since the book is set up the way that it is, you can see how far the African race has come in America. The plot starts from Africa itself, maybe not as far back as the very beginning of the slave trade, but you are still taken through the process of being nabbed, crammed into a tiny slot on a slave ship, and taken to a foreign country for labor. This is a true story that was passed down, so most likely there isn’t anything false about what the book tells you.   Other pieces of history are in the story, I’m not going to tell because I don’t want to give the story away, there definitely are though. The conflicts are what makes the book even more interesting because you can actually put yourself into the setting and understand how the characters felt, and also real people in that time. “A story to remember” is what I call this book. If you didn’t know, there is a movie to this novel. I recommend that you read the book and then watch the movie to see the differences in between the two. The novel has more information in it, which is why you should choose to read the book if you are to choose only one to view. Out of all the other novels on the topic of African-American slavery, this is the most interesting and I highly recommend it. O-Boothe
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Of course I had seen the mini series many many times, but had never read the book. As always the book has more detail, and is even better than what I already loved. I highly recommend this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I haven't finished it yet, but so far I think it's very good, & plan to pass it on to my friends. I saw the movie & it was very good too, although extremely sad in places.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thnx for making the best book ever , Mr or mrs haley
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After reading the book I watched the DVD. Both were great.
Guest More than 1 year ago
the book is just as riveting as the movie.it brings to life the hardships faced by the black Americans so many years ago.following the lives of these people as they fight for their freedom shows us how strong one can be when they have to.they never let anyone or anything stop them from achieving what they wanted.i can't imagine being manhandled like these people were.everyone should read this book and find out how the black people have earned their rights in America.i believe that it should be required reading for high school students studying American history.
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