ALEX HALEY - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED - HFSID 185872
ALEX HALEY Alex Haley sends an autograph letter saying that he is not an artist. Autograph Letter Signed: "Alex Haley," 1p, 5½x8. To Wm Stanhope. In full: "Thank you for your request - but an
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Alex Haley sends an autograph letter saying that he is not an artist.
Autograph Letter Signed: "Alex Haley," 1p, 5½x8. To Wm Stanhope. In full: "Thank you for your request - but an artist I am not, my friend!" Already known as the author of a definitive biography of Malcolm X, which was based on interviews done with the Black leader in "Playboy" magazine, Alex Haley (1921-1992) created a sensation -- and single-handedly launched a new interest in genealogy with his book, Roots. The saga, which traced his African roots, was first excerpted in "Reader's Digest" before publication in book form in 1976. The story, which was televised as a successful miniseries in 1977, resulted in a number of awards for Haley, including the National Book Award, a special Pulitzer Prize and the NAACP's Spingarn Medal as well as several honorary doctor of letters degrees for his research, which spanned 12 years. Fine condition.
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