The Autobiography of Malcolm X (As Told to Alex Haley)

The Autobiography of Malcolm X (As Told to Alex Haley)

$6.00

Out of stock

Out of stock

Condition: Good
Format: Paperback, Full Size Paperback
Categories:
Weight 14 oz
Book Authors

Malcolm X

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

Sacred Fire

The Autobiography of Malcolm X is the story of one of the remarkable lives of the twentieth century. Malcolm X, as presented in this as-told-to autobiography, is a figure of almost mythic proportions; a man who sunk to the greatest depths of depravity and rose to become a man whose life's mission was to lead his people to freedom and strength. It provides a searing depiction of the deeply rooted issues of race and class in America and remains relevant and inspiring today. Malcolm X's story would inspire Alex Haley to write Roots, a novel that would, in turn, define the saga of a people.

Malcolm Little was born in Nebraska in 1925, the seventh child of Reverend Earl Little, a Baptist minister, and Louise Little, a mulatto born in Grenada to a black mother and a white father. Malcolm X quickly grew to hate the society he'd grown up in. After his father was killed, his mother was unfairly denied insurance coverage and his family fell apart. Young Malcolm went from a foster home to a reformatory, to shining shoes in the speakeasies and dance halls of Boston. After getting work as a Pullman porter, he went to New York and fell in love with Harlem. His stint as a drug dealer and petty crook landed him in jail, where he became a devout student of the Nation of Islam and Elijah Muhammad. That was when he figured out that "he could beat the white man better with his mind than he ever could with a club." Malcolm X's subsequent quest for knowledge and equality for blacks led to his unreserved commitment to the liberation of blacks in American society.

What makes this book extraordinary is the honesty with which Malcolm presents his life: Even as he regrets the mistakes he made as a young man, he brings his zoot-suited, swing-dancing, conk- haired Harlem youth to vivid life; even though he later turns away from the Nation of Islam, the strong faith he at one time in that sect's beliefs, a faith that redeemed him from prison and a life of crime, comes through. What made the man so extraordinary was his courageous insistence on finding the true path to his personal salvation and to the salvation of the people he loved, even when to stay on that path meant danger, alienation, and death.

Publish Date : 1992-01-15T00:00:01Z

Weight 14 oz
Book Authors

Malcolm X

Reviews

There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “The Autobiography of Malcolm X (As Told to Alex Haley)”

Your email address will not be published.

0
    0
    Your Cart
    Your cart is emptyReturn to Shop
      Calculate Shipping
      Apply Coupon
      Scroll to Top

      Search

      Featured

      On Sale

      •  (360)
      •  (22527)

      Category

      • (968)
      • (266)
      • (6)
      • (486)
        • (64)
        • (5)
        • (38)
        • (103)
          • (1)
          • (57)
            • (2)
            • (1)
            • (6)
            • (5)
            • (5)
          • (2)
          • (6)
          • (17)
          • (3)
          • (1)
          • (7)
        • (3)
        • (12)
        • (26)
        • (8)
          • (1)
        • (36)
        • (38)
        • (5)
        • (7)
        • (9)
        • (42)
          • (9)
          • (18)
          • (2)
          • (6)
          • (1)
        • (10)
        • (23)
        • (4)
        • (17)
        • (3)
        • (5)
        • (3)
        • (8)
        • (2)
        • (7)
        • (5)
        • (2)
        • (10)
        • (4)
        • (10)
      • (1401)
        • (198)
        • (439)
        • (709)
      • (2951)
        • (1112)
          • (23)
        • (345)
        • (1293)
          • (242)
          • (40)
          • (217)
      • (75)
      • (970)
      • (561)
      • (101)
      • (231)
      • (145)
      • (699)
        • (151)
        • (1)
        • (11)
        • (113)
        • (77)
        • (4)
        • (9)
        • (50)
      • (2699)
        • (280)
        • (719)
      • (63)
      • (907)
      • (206)
        • (20)
      • (677)
      • (286)
      • (264)
      • (3406)
        • (167)
        • (1214)
        • (2061)
      • (320)
      • (42)
      • (1622)
      • (1)
      • (361)
        • (9)
        • (9)
        • (6)
        • (10)
        • (2)
        • (7)
        • (39)
        • (4)
      • (2568)
        • (1250)
        • (409)
        • (297)
        • (455)
      • (195)
      • (120)
      • (1180)
      • (137)
      • (117)
      • (254)
      • (3)
      • (560)
      Show value(s)

      Authors