Alex Haley





Alex Haley


Born
in Ithaca, New York, The United States
August 11, 1921

Died
February 10, 1992

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Alexander Murray Palmer Haley was an American writer. He is best known as the author of Roots: The Saga of an American Family, and of The Autobiography of Malcolm X, the latter of which he wrote in collaboration with Malcolm X.

Average rating: 4.35 · 244,281 ratings · 6,323 reviews · 38 distinct works · Similar authors
Roots: The Saga of an Ameri...

4.42 avg rating — 119,304 ratings — published 1976 — 92 editions
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Queen

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4.20 avg rating — 2,453 ratings — published 1992 — 17 editions
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Mama Flora's Family

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4.16 avg rating — 433 ratings — published 1998 — 9 editions
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A Different Kind of Christmas

3.66 avg rating — 329 ratings — published 1988 — 7 editions
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The Autobiography of Malcolm X

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4.29 avg rating — 122,473 ratings — published 1965 — 103 editions
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The Man Who Traced America'...

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Alex Haley: The Playboy Int...

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4.54 avg rating — 28 ratings — published 1993
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Raízes II

4.18 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 1988 — 3 editions
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Raízes I

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Henning

3.25 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 1984 — 2 editions
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More books by Alex Haley…
“Either you deal with what is the reality, or you can be sure that the reality is going to deal with you.”
Alex Haley

“The main thing you got to remember is that everything in the world is a hustle.”
Alex Haley, The Autobiography of Malcolm X

“In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past, bridge to our future.”
Alex Haley

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October 2015 New School Classics Group Read

1934, Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers, 209 pages
 
  28 votes, 19.7%

1982, Schindler's List by Thomas Keneally, 429 pages
 
  25 votes, 17.6%

1981, Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie, 647 pages
 
  17 votes, 12.0%

 
  9 votes, 6.3%

 
  9 votes, 6.3%

1931, The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck, 418 pages
 
  9 votes, 6.3%

1958, Our Man in Havana by Graham Greene, 220 pages
 
  8 votes, 5.6%

1997, American Pastoral by Philip Roth, 432 pages
 
  7 votes, 4.9%

1971, Maurice by E.M. Forster, 256 pages
 
  6 votes, 4.2%

1939, Johnny Got His Gun by Dalton Trumbo, 243 pages
 
  5 votes, 3.5%

 
  4 votes, 2.8%

1972, Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino, 165 pages
 
  3 votes, 2.1%

1997, Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier, 449 pages
 
  3 votes, 2.1%

 
  3 votes, 2.1%

 
  3 votes, 2.1%

1905, The Petty Demon by Fyodor Sologub, 352 pages
 
  2 votes, 1.4%

1963, Hopscotch by Julio Cortázar, 564 pages
 
  1 vote, 0.7%

1997, Out by Natsuo Kirino, 400 pages
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

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