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Henig recounts the highs and lows of Haley’s life with sympathy, addressing the critiques honestly. – Publishers Weekly’s Booklife

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Few Americans are aware that Alex Haley has two books among the most popular in American history–his collaboration with Malcolm X and Roots.  Adam Henig underscores this point and more in his brief but incisive biography of Haley.  Much more can be said about this magnificent writer and if Henig’s book doesn’t ignite this search, it will stand as a worthy pursuit of Haley’s contribution to American letters. –Herb Boyd, author of Baldwin’s Harlem: A Biography of James Baldwin and co-editor of By Any Means Necessary: Malcolm X: Real, Not Reinvented 

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Some critics accused Alex of making up significant portions of Roots. Did he? Henig tackles this touchy question head on. Result: A highly readable story. –Edward T. Thompson, Editor-in-Chief, Reader’s Digest, 1976-1984.

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Adam Henig has created a gem….A must read for anyone interested in the interplay of politics, race and mixed blessings of fame and fortune that produced the contradictory legacy of a onetime icon. –Terry P. Wilson, Professor Emeritus of Ethnic Studies, UC Berkeley

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Henig’s writing is sharp, brisk and clear. [He] cuts through all the dense details to keep the story moving forward. –Tony Platt, Visiting Professor, San Jose State University

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Henig takes us on a fascinating journey through Alex Haley’s life…and shows us how Haley’s life was turned upside down by the sudden and overwhelming success of both the book and the miniseries. –Mark My Words Blog

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While this 52 page book may be his first, it represents a major literary achievement. This book may renew scholar and the general public’s interest in Roots once again. –Nvasekie Konneh, Black Star News 

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