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The Autobiography of Malcolm X

X, Malcolm, 1925-1965 (Book - 1973 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
The Autobiography of Malcolm X

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Random House, Inc.
If there was any one man who articulated the anger, the struggle, and the beliefs of African Americans in the 1960s, that man was Malxolm X. His AUTOBIOGRAPHY is now an established classic of modern America, a book that expresses like none other the crucial truth about our times.
"Extraordinary. A brilliant, painful, important book."

Baker & Taylor
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

Authors: X, Malcolm, 1925-1965
Statement of Responsibility: with the assistance of Alex Haley ; introduction by M.S. Handler ; epilogue by Alex Haley
Title: The autobiography of Malcolm X
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 1973 (1993 printing)
Edition: 1st Ballantine Books ed
Characteristics: xiv, 466 p. ; 18 cm.
Notes: Published by arrangement with Grove Press, Inc
Subject Headings: X, Malcolm, 1925-1965 Black Muslims Biography African Americans Biography
Topical Term: Black Muslims
African Americans
Additional Contributors: Haley, Alex
ISBN: 9780345350688
Branch Call Number: B X X
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Jun 28, 2013
  • lou687 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Hard to read, but good.

I actually read this book in the 7th grade, and Malcolm X remains a key individual ib my life. My son as he gets older will also learn more about him. I want to read it again just to refresh my memory a bit.

It is a true eye opener into a man's life from self destruction to his own rise to become one of the greatest figures of the 20th Century. A true insight into the questions of race, racial separatism, discrimination(s), the on going debate(s) about race, and how it all affected Malcolm X. This should be required reading for anyone. Also, note that this book is still, incredibly, been banned from many school districts around the country. This only shows that still, much more needs to be done.

Apr 25, 2013
  • jennrose rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

I was 17 when i first read this book and dare i say it changed my life. there are few books i can say that about. The other is Night by Elie Weisel. The world would be a better place if all of humanity would read these two books! Of course they are devastating reads but as Kafka says, "we need books that affect us like a disaster, that grieve us deeply, like the death of someone we loved more than ourselves, like being banished into forests far from everyone, like a suicide. A book must be the axe for the frozen sea within us. That is my belief.”

I have not read this book yet, but I have seen the movie and can't wait to get the book. malcolm X is an inspiring character and should be remembered for what he tried to accomplish in the little time he was on earth. P.S. I am Canadian (: <3!!!

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Jul 11, 2011
  • patienceandfortitude rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

This was a challenging read for me, because I am a Christian, white, woman and because I recognize that many of the racial and social justice issues that Malcolm X addressed are still very much in play. I recommend this book to anyone who wants to think about these issues historically and in the present. In spite of having an Obama presidency, the legacy of racism and slavery in America has not gone away. We've still got a long way to go to learn to see beyond color and try to make amends for our past sins against our brothers and sisters.


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Jun 07, 2013
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Jun 30, 2014
  • Levi_1 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

"I’ve had enough of someone else’s propaganda.…I’m for truth, no matter who tells it. I’m for justice, no matter who it is for or against. I’m a human being first and foremost, and as such I’m for whoever and whatever benefits humanity as a whole." Chp 19


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