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The Autobiography of Malcolm X

The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X
Sep 29, 1992 | 528 Pages
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    Sep 29, 1992 | 528 Pages

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    Aug 25, 2015 | 544 Pages

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“Malcolm X’s autobiography seemed to offer something different. His repeated acts of self-creation spoke to me; the blunt poetry of his words, his unadorned insistence on respect, promised a new and uncompromising order, martial in its discipline, forged through sheer force of will.”—Barack Obama, Dreams from My Father

“Extraordinary . . . a brilliant, painful, important book.”The New York Times
“A great book . . . Its dead level honesty, its passion, its exalted purpose, will make it stand as a monument to the most painful truth.”The Nation
“The most important book I’ll ever read, it changed the way I thought, it changed the way I acted. It has given me courage I didn’t know I had inside me. I’m one of hundreds of thousands whose lives were changed for the better.”—Spike Lee
“This book will have a permanent place in the literature of the Afro-American struggle.”—I. F. Stone

Author Essay

We all know that The Autobiography of Malcolm X is a modern classic. Time Magazine’s recent naming of it as One of the Top Ten Works of Nonfiction for this century, confirms that the book is a must have for every home library.


Last summer I challenged my teenage cousin (who spent the entire summer at home bored and alone) to read our entire line of Michael Crichton books.  To my surprise he rose to the occasion and completed all but two titles.  At first I was disappointed.  After all, he was having a great summer traveling through the deep jungles of Africa (CONGO), dodging Velociraptors (JURASSIC PARK), and surviving plane crashes (AIRFRAME). So why stop now?  He apologized and politely explained that he was anxious to begin reading THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MALCOLM X.   Need I say more?

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