1976 saw the publication of Roots: The Saga of an American Family by Alex Haley. Biiiiiig hit, especially after being turned into two TV mini-series.
But I just learned that there was a lot of controversy over this allegedly-true story's veracity. Haley was even sued -- successfully -- for plagiarism over certain segments of it.
Huh! Nobody bothered to tell me any of that! Who'da thunk it?
Thanks for your time.