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An edition of The Autobiography of Malcolm X (1965)

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An edition of The Autobiography of Malcolm X (1965)

The Autobiography of Malcolm X

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Biography of the American black religious leader and activist who was born Malcolm Little, published in 1965. Written by Alex Haley, who had conducted extensive audiotaped interviews with Malcolm X just before his assassination in 1965, the book gained renown as a classic work on black American experience.

The Autobiography is told through the first-person voice of Malcolm X with added content and narrative provided by Alex Haley. Though at times self-aggrandizing, Malcolm X tells of his extraordinary transformation from a boy whose father was murdered by white supremacists; to a young scam artist and drug dealer in Harlem, New York; to a self-taught scholar in prison; to a prominent leader in and minister for the Nation of Islam; and then finally, to a man transformed by his trip to Africa and to Mecca and marked as a threat by the Nation of Islam leaders.

Through a life of passion and struggle, Malcolm X became one of the most influential figures of the 20th Century. Here, the man who called himself “the angriest Black man in America” relates how his conversion to true Islam helped him confront his rage and recognize the brotherhood of all mankind. An established classic of modern America, The Autobiography of Malcolm X was hailed by the New York Times as “Extraordinary. A brilliant, painful, important book.” The strength of his words, the power of his ideas continue to resonate more than a generation after they first appeared.

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Cover of: The autobiography of Malcolm X
The autobiography of Malcolm X
1999-03, Ballantine Books
Hardcover in English - 1st Ballantine Books hardcover ed.
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Die Autobiographie
1992, Agipa-Press
in German
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The Autobiography of Malcolm X: As Told to Alex Haley
October 12, 1987, Ballantine Books
Mass Market Paperback in English
Cover of: The Autobiography of Malcolm X
The Autobiography of Malcolm X
October 25, 1973, Penguin Books Ltd
Cover of: The Autobiography of Malcolm X
The Autobiography of Malcolm X
May 12, 1969, Random House
in English
Cover of: The Autobiography of Malcolm X
Cover of: The autobiography of Malcolm X
The autobiography of Malcolm X
1965, Ballantine
Paperback in English
Cover of: The Autobiography of Malcolm X
The Autobiography of Malcolm X
1965, Ballantine Books
Mass Market Paperback in English

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Open Library
OL7346047M
ISBN 10
0140028242
ISBN 13
9780140028249
Library Thing
85781
Goodreads
48448

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Bad people are always speculating—why am I as I am? To understand that of any person, his whole life, from birth must be reviewed. All of our experiences fuse into our personality. Everything that ever happened to us is an ingredient.

Today, when everything I do has an urgency, I would not spend one hour in the preparation of a book which had the ambition to perhaps titillate some readers. But I am spending many hours because the full story is the best way that I know to have it seen, and understood, that I had sunk to the very bottom of the American white man's society hen—soon now, in prison—I found Allah and the religion of Islam and it completely transformed my life.
Page 173, added by ZombieRecollect. "Malcolm X makes clear why he feels it is important to share his early life and struggle with substance use disorder."
Any person who claims to have deep feelings for other human beings should think a long, long time before he votes to have other men kept behind bars—caged. I'm not saying there shouldn't be prisons, but there shouldn't be bars. Behind bars, a man never reforms.
Page 176, added by ZombieRecollect.

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