December 1, 1989
December 1, 1989
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."
TEH NEW YORKTIMES
Born Malcolm Little, and known as Detroit Red during his years as a petty criminal in Harlem, Malcolm X turned his life around, and here tells his story to Alex Haley, the famed author of ROOTS. In this autobiography, Malcolm recalls his troubled upbringing, candidly reveals his sordid past, and tells of his jailhouse conversion to Islam. He includes an account of his enlightening pilgrimage to Mecca as well as his dispute with Elijah Muhammad, the leader of the Nation of Islam. As a speaker, Malcolm X became a major, if controversial, figure on the American scene, preaching on self-esteem and identity, giving hope, and generally "telling it like it was." THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MALCOLM X, which was published after Malcolm's 1965 assassination, was said to have influenced the Black Power movement. A staple on many university reading lists, it has also been a perennial bestseller as a mass-market paperback. In 1992, director Spike Lee filmed MALCOLM X, starring Denzel Washington, for which both Alex Haley and Malcolm X were given writer's credits.
Genre: Social Science, Biography + Autobiography, Religion + Beliefs
Sub-Genre: Ethnic Studies / African-American Studies, Islam / General
- Genre: Religion + Beliefs, Biography + Autobiography, Social Science
- Subgenre: Islam / General, Ethnic Studies / African-American Studies
- Publisher: Ballantine Books
- Edition: Reissue
- Language: English
- Release Date: December 1, 1989
- Author: Malcolm X
- Online Item #: 12713043
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-48-8196
- ISBN: 9780345350688
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported