In the searing pages of this classic autobiography, originally published in 1964, Malcolm X, the Muslim leader, firebrand, and anti-integrationist, tells the extraordinary story of his life and the growth of the Black Muslim movement. His fascinating perspective on the lies and limitations of the American Dream, and the inherent racism in a society that denies its nonwhite citizens the opportunity to dream, gives extraordinary insight into the most urgent issues of our own time.
Named one of the most important books of the 20th Century by Time magazine, The Autobiography of Malcolm X stands as the definitive statement of a movement and a man whose work was never completed but whose message is timeless. It is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand America. This book was the basis for Spike Lee's 1992 classic biography and a primary research material for countless other films, TV dramas, and documentaries, including Ali, Panther, Judas and the Black Messiah, Selma, and One Night in Miami.
Praise for The Autobiography of Malcolm X
- Publisher : Ballantine Books; Reissue edition (November 1, 1992)
- Language : English
- Mass Market Paperback : 460 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0345350685
- ISBN-13 : 978-9990065169
- Lexile measure : 1120L
- Item Weight : 8.6 ounces
- Dimensions : 4.2 x 1.1 x 6.9 inches
All copies are new.