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New York TimesThe New York Times Sunday Book Review featured Robert “Jeff” Norrell‘s latest biography in this article.

Norrell’s book, Alex Haley and the Books That Changed a Nation, is “briskly paced” and the book illustrates “the politically moderate Haley possessed an effortless ability to befriend the powerful,” the review states. Read the story online.

Norrell is the Bernadotte Schmitt Chair of Excellence in the Department of History.