The Autobiography of Malcolm X (Paperback)

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by Malcolm X (as told to Alex Haley)


Through a life of passion and struggle, Malcolm X became one of the most influential figures of the 20th Century. In this riveting account, he tells of his journey from a prison cell to Mecca, describing his transition from hoodlum to Muslim minister. 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." Still extraordinary, still important, this electrifying story has transformed Malcom X's life into his legacy. The strength of his words, the power of his ideas continue to resonate more than a generation after they first appeared.

About the Author

Malcolm X, born Malcolm Little, was a highly influential African-American leader and a key figure in the Civil Rights Movement - renowned for his advocacy for the rights of Black people and his poignant criticisms of both institutional racism and the civil rights strategies of his contemporaries.

Characterized by his eloquent oratory and profound intellect, Malcolm X challenged prevailing narratives on race and inequality while championing the values of self-reliance, self-respect, and self-defense among African-Americans.

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.

Product Details

Category: Memoir

Language: English

Format/Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: New

ISBN-10: 0345350685

ISBN-13: 978-0345350688

Publisher: Ballantine Books

Date Published: October 12, 1987

Pages: 496

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