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The Autobiography of Malcolm X Hardcover – 1965

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  • Hardcover: 455 pages
  • Publisher: Grove Press (1965)
  • ISBN-10: 0394474945
  • ISBN-13: 978-0394474946
  • Product Dimensions: 22.4 x 14.5 x 4.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (142 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,214,526 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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When my mother was pregnant with me, she told me later, a party of hooded Ku Klux Klan riders galloped up to our home in Omaha, Nebraska, one night. Read the first page
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45 of 46 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 17 Jan. 2001
Format: Paperback
I read this book shortly after coming out of that teenage phase of 'jungle mentality' where only the fiitest and most ruthless survive. This book should be an integral part of schooling in this millenium as it tells of the rise, heavy fall and rise again of a black child born into prejudiced society, taking a common way out and then recieving the wake up call. It tells of how anyone, if they apply themselves, can achieve their goals and a thorough insight into the interactions between different races and religions which can breed war and peace. It tells of a man that became a strong believer and rigidly exhalted those principles. Malcolm X gave ME a belief that I can study and achieve and STILL keep a strong sense of racial pride. I first read this 11 years ago and I'm now reading it again for the eighth time...
Do not pass go, do not collect £200, just go directly to the store and buy this book now...
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52 of 54 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Nc Shackley on 9 Feb. 2005
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In this uncompromising and surging autobiography, Malcolm X, one of the most fascinating and charismatic African Americans of the twentieth century, tells the story of his tumultuous life. He recounts how, from his horrific childhood through to his numerous robberies that eventually landed him in jail, he found solace in Islam which led him to become the prominent speaker of one of the most controversial groups of its time - The Black Muslims.
I read this along with Martin Luther King's autobiography (which everybody should do if they want to get a true understanding of the two conflicting black philosophies of the time), and while I was more in agreement with King's method and message, I found Malcolm X a much more interesting and charismatic personality, and his autobiography more enjoyable. What makes him even more interesting is the way his views altered toward the end of his life and leaned more toward King's.
The book is an easy read and the pages seem to fly by. The book finishes just a few months before his assassination, so unlike most autobiographies, Malcolm X's continues right up until the end of his life.
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 7 Sept. 2000
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...The Autobiography of Malcolm X captured my attention and interest right away from the first page and held tight throughout the remainder. The depiction of the Klansmen at the beginning of chapter one started the book off on a serious note that laid the foundation for Malcolm's life. Being a teenager, the first handful of chapters was understandably the most entertaining to read. From them, I drew out the learning processes, the experiences, and the obstacles that Malcolm inevitably had to overcome in his transition from childhood to early adulthood. I then stocked them deep within to facilitate my own maturity process. From these chapters, I acquired a greater understanding of the Afro-American way of life and a better-informed picture of American society from a teenager's perspective. These chapters engendered excitement, suspense, and a great deal of reality and truth in Malcolm's encounters with guns, drugs, and prostitution. They were presented in a very straightforward way, and were not marred with many unbelievable ridiculous exaggerations. Every word was to be believed, every word could have been believed, and everything should have been believed.
The book's primary motif of race relations cast its shadow upon every paragraph, and gradually became more involved in Malcolm's life as he proceeded into adulthood. In the middle portion of the book, Malcolm took a dramatic fall as he dropped to the lowest state of society in prison. Faced with a fork in the road, Malcolm strived for the best as he painfully resumed his education. The middle chapters were the most inspiring to read for me as a student. I certainly could relate to the processes of learning how to read and write, but never the way Malcolm went about accomplishing them.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Lecky on 22 Oct. 2003
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I began reading this book with what I thought was an open mind. By the time I had finished it I relised that this book had truely opened my mind. During the first chapter of the book Malcolm X comments that it is amazing that a good book can change your life. When I read this line I understood the vocabulary but did'nt really understand this concept until I had finished the book, as I believe that this book has changed my views and beliefs so much, and opened my mind to such a degree, that it will be directly responsible for influencing many decisions that I will make throughout the rest of my life.
This book will appeal to many different people and I would recommend that anyone, who can access a copy, should read it. The book begins with an account by the author of the last days of Malcolm X's existance, during which he put this book together with author. The book then tells the story of Malcolm's youth, growing up in a shockingly and disgracefully racist America. The young man, whom excelled academically and aimed for a prosperous career and future, was racially abused and grossly discouraged by white members of the community. The book continues, following Malcolm into the ghettos of Detroit and then Harlem, in which a life of crime appeared to be Malcolms destiny. Next comes the jail term, during which Malcolm made the discovery of religion and a developed a thirst for knowledge, both of which whould contribute to a massive change in direction for the young Afro-American. Upon his release from prison, the book follows Malcolms facinating journey as he dedicates his life to spreading the message he has recieved.
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