The Autobiography of Malcolm X

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Random House Publishing Group, Aug 25, 2015 - Biography & Autobiography - 544 pages
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Now available as an eBook for the very first time! • ONE OF TIME’S TEN MOST IMPORTANT NONFICTION BOOKS OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
 
In the searing pages of this classic autobiography, originally published in 1964, Malcolm X, the Muslim leader, firebrand, and anti-integrationist, tells the extraordinary story of his life and the growth of the Black Muslim movement. His fascinating perspective on the lies and limitations of the American Dream, and the inherent racism in a society that denies its nonwhite citizens the opportunity to dream, gives extraordinary insight into the most urgent issues of our own time. The Autobiography of Malcolm X stands as the definitive statement of a movement and a man whose work was never completed but whose message is timeless. It is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand America.
 
Praise for The Autobiography of Malcolm X
 
“Malcolm X’s autobiography seemed to offer something different. His repeated acts of self-creation spoke to me; the blunt poetry of his words, his unadorned insistence on respect, promised a new and uncompromising order, martial in its discipline, forged through sheer force of will.”—Barack Obama, Dreams from My Father

“Extraordinary . . . a brilliant, painful, important book.”The New York Times
 
“A great book . . . Its dead level honesty, its passion, its exalted purpose, will make it stand as a monument to the most painful truth.”The Nation
 
“The most important book I’ll ever read, it changed the way I thought, it changed the way I acted. It has given me courage I didn’t know I had inside me. I’m one of hundreds of thousands whose lives were changed for the better.”—Spike Lee
 
“This book will have a permanent place in the literature of the Afro-American struggle.”—I. F. Stone
 

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User Review  - mojomomma - LibraryThing

Highly detailed and a bit of a slog, but very interesting to read of Malcolm's journey and untimely death. I really felt like I could begin to understand the anger that fueled him. I also felt like I ... Read full review

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User Review  - Mitchell_Bergeson_Jr - LibraryThing

I read this one in recognition of Black History Month. It has been several years since I last read it. I love this book. It is a great read. It has a nice feel to it - very authentic. This is ... Read full review

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Contents

Nightmare
3
Mascot
28
Homeboy
47
Laura
66
Harlemite
82
Detroit Red
98
Hustler
125
Trapped
146
Savior
220
Minister Malcolm X
243
Black Muslims
271
Icarus
306
Out
332
Mecca
366
ElHajj Malik ElShabazz
394
Epilogue
441

Caught
155
Satan
175
Saved
195
On Malcolm X
524
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Alex Haley is the world-renowned author of Roots, which has sold six million hardcover copies and has been translated into thirty languages. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. Alex Haley died in February 1992.

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