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The Autobiography of Malcolm X (original 1965; edition 1969)

by Malcolm X, M. S. Handler (Introduction), Alex Haley (Afterword)

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Title:The Autobiography of Malcolm X
Authors:Malcolm X
Other authors:M. S. Handler (Introduction), Alex Haley (Afterword)
Info:Random House (1969), Edition: 24th 1977, Paperback, 460 pages
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The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X (1965)

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Just, wow. ( )
  DavidCLDriedger | Apr 22, 2015 |
Read for college - I remember being both educated and moved. ( )
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Apr 14, 2015 |
Famous unique life of Malcolm X, his childhood as the son of a minister who supported Marcus Garvey, his involvement in drugs and prostitution, his prison life and self-education, his conversion to the Nation of Islam and life as a leader in that movement, his break with that movement, his pilgrimage o mecca and other travels and involvement with more conventional Islam ( )
  antiquary | Mar 30, 2015 |
A must read for older students, provided with historical context.
  Climbing-books | Dec 18, 2014 |
One of the most important voices from the Civil Right Movement was Malcolm X. This is a must read for biography fans. Malcolm X said what people were scared to say, he stood up for what he believed in. The kind of passion that fueled this man is a rare quality indeed. ( )
  Rosenstern | Sep 13, 2014 |
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Malcolm Xprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Haley, Alexsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Davis, OssiePost-scriptsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Handler, M. S.Introductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Sükösd MihályTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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When my mother was pregnant with me, she told me later, a party of hooded Ku Klux Klan riders galloped up to our home in Omaha, Nebraska, one night.
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Malcolm X's searing memoir belongs on the small shelf of great autobiographies. The reasons are many: the blistering honesty with which he recounts his transformation from a bitter, self-destructive petty criminal into an articulate political activist, the continued relevance of his militant analysis of white racism, and his emphasis on self-respect and self-help for African Americans. And there's the vividness with which he depicts black popular culture--try as he might to criticize those lindy hops at Boston's Roseland dance hall from the perspective of his Muslim faith, he can't help but make them sound pretty wonderful. These are but a few examples. The Autobiography of Malcolm X limns an archetypal journey from ignorance and despair to knowledge and spiritual awakening. When Malcolm tells coauthor Alex Haley, "People don't realize how a man's whole life can be changed by one book," he voices the central belief underpinning every attempt to set down a personal story as an example for others. Although many believe his ethic was directly opposed to Martin Luther King Jr.'s during the civil rights struggle of the '60s, the two were not so different. Malcolm may have displayed a most un-Christian distaste for loving his enemies, but he understood with King that love of God and love of self are the necessary first steps on the road to freedom. --Wendy Smith

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The Black leader discusses his political philosophy and reveals details of his life, shedding light on the ideas that enabled him to gain the allegiance of a still growing percentage of the Black population.

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2 editions of this book were published by Penguin Australia.

Editions: 0141185430, 0141032723

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