The Autobiography of Malcolm X
- As told to Alex Haley
- Paperback: 544 pages
Originally published in 1964, this is the story of the life of Malcolm X. We learn about the Muslim leader, firebrand, and anti-integrationist, as he tells about his extraordinary 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 of a society that denies its nonwhite citizens their own opportunity to dream, gives extraordinary insight into the most urgent issues of our own time. The Autobiography of Malcolm X stands as the definitive statement of a movement and a man whose work was never completed, and whose message is timeless. It is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand America.
Alex Haley was awarded the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. He died in February 1992.