The Autobiography of Malcolm X

The Autobiography of Malcolm X

eBook - 1992
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Written by Alex Haley from conversations with the Negro leader over a period of two years before his death.
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 1992
Edition: First Ballantine Books edition
ISBN: 9781101967805
Branch Call Number: EBOOK OVERDRIVE
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xv, 527 pages)
Additional Contributors: Haley, Alex


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Told to Alex Haley in a series of in-depth interviews, The Autobiography of Malcolm X is one of the key works of 20th-century nonfiction. Until Spike Lee’s MALCOLM X, this autobiography was the predominant introduction to Malcolm X for an entire generation.

In his autobiography, Malcolm X describes his journey from childhood poverty, petty crime, and incarceration to encountering the teachings of Elijah Muhammad which forever changed his life. With a renewed purpose, Malcolm X became one of the most influential figures in the US civil rights movemen... Read More »

"The war is still coming, Charles. And I intend to fight it, by any means necessary." Sure, you've quoted him, but do you know Malcolm's full story? Read this and decide whether or not you're as alike as some people say.

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Jul 12, 2017

I read 'The Autobiography of Malcolm X' in 8th grade for a class reading and fell in love with vivid imaging throughout the book. Being from Chicago I can relate to a lot of stuff brother Malcolm has experienced throughout his lifetime. Not only have I read it in 8th grade, I read the book whenever I need inspiration in school. Great read!

Sep 30, 2016

Talk about pulling yourself up by your own bootstraps, this man accomplished that and much more. This book talks about his rise from common street hustler to becoming an icon in this country.

Jun 13, 2016

A captivating tale, and a must-read for those interested in human-rights

TSCPL_ChrisB Jun 03, 2016

Malcolm X's story is truly original and inspiring. Not only was Malcolm X a powerful force, but he was a person who went through significant transformation in his life, over and again, and this is what makes him most impressive. Witnessing the confused youth he had been, the minister he was, and the humble servant of the people he ultimately became proves that a person, with the right mentality and encouragement, can change.

redban Nov 18, 2014

Fascinating autobiography of a transformation, makes you really wonder where Malcolm X's ideas would be had he lived longer.

lou687 Jun 28, 2013

Hard to read, but good.

lydahz Jun 05, 2013

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.

joehanna45 Apr 26, 2013

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.

jennrose Apr 25, 2013

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.”

Mar 26, 2012

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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Levi_1 Jun 30, 2014

"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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