Alex Haley is the world-renowned author of Roots, which has sold six million hardcover copies and has been translated into thirty languages. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. Alex Haley died in February 1992.
"Malcolm X's autobiography seemed to offer something different. His
repeated acts of self-creation spoke to me; the blunt poetry of his
words, his unadorned insistence on respect, promised a new and
uncompromising order, martial in its discipline, forged through
sheer force of will."-Barack Obama, Dreams from My Father
"A great book . . . Its dead level honesty, its passion, its exalted purpose, will make it stand as a monument to the most painful truth."-The Nation
"The most important book I'll ever read, it changed the way I thought, it changed the way I acted. It has given me courage I didn't know I had inside me. I'm one of hundreds of thousands whose lives were changed for the better."-Spike Lee