Adam Henig is the author of "Alex Haley's Roots: An Author's Odyssey" (2014) and "Baseball Under Siege: The Yankees, the Cardinals, and A Doctor's Battle to Integrate Spring Training" (2016). His next book, "Watergate's Forgotten Hero: Frank Wills, Night Watchman," will be coming soon.
Adam's writings have appeared in the Tampa Bay Times, Seattle Post Intelligencer blog, BlackPast, History News Network, San Francisco Book Review, African American Literature Book Club, The Biographer’s Craft, and Blogcritics.
Adam is an active member of the Biographers International Group. He has been a guest on the New Books Network podcast and was interviewed in the award-winning television documentary, "Baseball from the Beginning in Tampa Bay: Breaking Barriers" (2016). A graduate of California State University, Chico, Adam lives with his family in Gilroy, California.
For more information, visit www.adamhenig.com or email Adam, email@example.com.
In 1961, when the New York Yankees and the St. Louis Cardinals arrived in St. Petersburg, Florida, for spring training, neither team had any idea that an African American physician was about to turn its world upside down.
In 1977, following the airing of the mega hit television mini-series Roots, its author, Alex Haley, became America’s newest “folk hero." His book was a best seller, a story had captivated the world. Alex Haley was on his way to becoming the most successful author until it all fell apart. Henig investigates the unraveling of one of America’s most successful yet enigmatic authors.