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    Exhibitable Author Alex Haley Autograph Letter Signed About Book "Roots" and Malcolm X Alex Haley (1921-1992), an African-American writer, collaborated with Malcolm X to write his autobiography and won the Pulitzer Prize for Roots, where he traced his lineage back through slavery to an African village. Autograph letter signed, one page, March 1, 1970. The letter is written on "The Horizon Club" stationery, and reads: "Dear Lois, Layover in Salt Lake City is a chance to say thanks for your indignation in my behalf re one von Hoffman review. Numerous reviewers choose to ignore the writer, however clearly the epilogue makes my role; but I've progressed to no more uptightness about it. A waste of energy, sort of : the really important thing is that the work is praised, and I know and you know, and numerous others know who wrote it. And my efforts now are bent upon the next book which will bring me to light, whereupon I predict that von Hoffman and colleagues then will 'discover' that, also, I wrote Autobiography of Malcolm X. Lois, I'm ashamed I never got to the promised time for your book. I just fairly fly trying to keep abreast of a cruel schedule -- as now! Every best! Alex." The "next book" he was writing was Roots. Accompanied by COA from PSA/DNA.

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