Haley, Alex; Stevens, David Alex Haley's Queen: The Story of an American Family
New York William Morrow & Company 1993 0688063314 / 9780688063313 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket
670 pp. DJ has 1/4" tear. A bright, attractive copy.
"Now, from the author of Roots, comes Alex Haley's Queen - the saga of his father's family. Lovers of sweeping generational epics will find much to rejoice in here. Once again, this is a personal saga, but one played out against the broad canvas of American history. The story begins in Ireland, where Haley's white great-great-grandfather, James Jackson, Sr., is born. From there we travel with Jackson to Nashville, where he meets Andrew Jackson, the future president of the United States. The two men become business partners, and James Jackson makes his fortune. He establishes his grand plantation, The Forks of Cypress, in Alabama, while Andrew ascends to the White House, and the rumblings that will explode into the Civil War gather force. James's son Jass Jackson inherits the plantation just as the genteel, well-ordered antebellum world begins to crumble. His adolescent attraction to the beautiful and strong-willed slave named Easter blossoms into a powerful and lasting love, and from their passionate union comes Queen - the heroine of the tale, Alex Haley's grandmother. In this, his final book, Alex Haley has created a truly multicultural family saga, the capstone to one of the great, classic American stories."; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall