Alexander Murray Palmer "Alex" Haley was an American writer known as the author of the 1976 book Roots: The Saga of an American Family. His works of historical fiction and reportage depicted the struggles of African Americans.
Alexander Murray Palmer Haley (August 1921 – February was an American writer. He is best known as the author of the 1976 book Roots: The Saga of an American Family and the co-author of The Autobiography of Malcolm X.
Alex Haley taught himself to write during a 20 year career in the US coast guard service. After retiring in 1959 as its first Chief Journalist, he became a magazine writer and interviewer before undertaking his first book The Autobiography of.
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