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THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MALCOLM X

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

He was called Malcolm Little at birth; he was buried as El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz; but he lived most of his life as Malcolm X and was the most rabid racist of his time while he ran counter to the movement which dominated it. As he said over the cups of coffee cum cream he drank with Alex Haley (who took down this story and contributes a long epilogue), it "was the only thing I like integrated" His ... Read full review

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I couldn't put it down. By far, my favorite book.

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AMAZING!!! I have read a lot of books in my day and this is simply an excellent depiction of his life and times! A man that, in the end, was never really fully realized in regard to his exceptional potential. In addition, Alex Haley's epilogue is equally as important as the main character's life story! I suggest it is read cover to cover!!! 

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GREAT BOOK UNTIL THEY START PUSHING THE NATION OF ISLAM DOWN YOUR NECK

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One of the greatest books that I have ever read...

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The real prophet is never loved in hometown.
This man was the embodiment of black pride, love, power.
Arguably, the most important black book in us history

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I won't be fancy about this review. I had to read it for a college history class, and I'll be honest, I wasn't looking forward to it. At the time I, being a white kid from a middle class family in northern Virginia and Maryland, didn't think that I'd enjoy reading something by (and about) someone who wouldn't much care for me if he saw me.
My viewpoint changed very quickly in reading this book. I found it interesting, exciting, inspiring and sad and it completely changed my view of the man. An excellent book all around and I'll be honest it's now my favorite book I've ever read...
 

Review: The Autobiography of Malcolm X

User Review  - Evelyn Walsh - Goodreads

April-- finished. My thirty-year old copy is in bits, and so was I. will write up soon. Don't know why it's taken me so long to return to this book-- thirty years or more since I read it-- but ... Read full review

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User Review  - Alexis - Goodreads

This is an incredibly powerful book and it is an amazing privelege to be able to have a glimpse into this man's life. It took me the entirety of a month to finish this novel, and even though as a ... Read full review

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User Review  - Dillon - Goodreads

You don't need to agree with Malcolm X's fervent mid life attitude to appreciate and find meaning in this story of one man's struggle to find purpose in his life and the life of his people. This book ... Read full review

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