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Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention [PULITZER PRIZE]

Marable, Manning

ISBN 10: 0670022209 / ISBN 13: 9780670022205
Published by Viking, 2011
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Title: Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention [PULITZER ...

Publisher: Viking

Publication Date: 2011

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition

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Selected by The New York Times Book Review as a Notable Book of the Year

Years in the making-the definitive biography of the legendary black activist.

Of the great figure in twentieth-century American history perhaps none is more complex and controversial than Malcolm X. Constantly rewriting his own story, he became a criminal, a minister, a leader, and an icon, all before being felled by assassins' bullets at age thirty-nine. Through his tireless work and countless speeches he empowered hundreds of thousands of black Americans to create better lives and stronger communities while establishing the template for the self-actualized, independent African American man. In death he became a broad symbol of both resistance and reconciliation for millions around the world.

Manning Marable's new biography of Malcolm is a stunning achievement. Filled with new information and shocking revelations that go beyond the Autobiography, Malcolm X unfolds a sweeping story of race and class in America, from the rise of Marcus Garvey and the Ku Klux Klan to the struggles of the civil rights movement in the fifties and sixties. Reaching into Malcolm's troubled youth, it traces a path from his parents' activism through his own engagement with the Nation of Islam, charting his astronomical rise in the world of Black Nationalism and culminating in the never-before-told true story of his assassination. Malcolm X will stand as the definitive work on one of the most singular forces for social change, capturing with revelatory clarity a man who constantly strove, in the great American tradition, to remake himself anew.


"This book is a must read."

"A prolific scholar."

"This book is a must read."--Ebony

"Thankfully, we have Manning Marable's new biography, "Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention" -- which is, simply put, a stunning achievement -- to help us better understand Malcolm's complex life." --The Philadelphia Tribune

"[Marable] devoted his magnificent career--more than most scholars do--to living what he wrote and what he thought. His commitment not only to equality of opportunity but also to the exposure of falsehood and hypocrisy was a hallmark of his pathbreaking work." --The Chronicle of Higher Education

"The book also has much to recommend it for its history of orthodox Islam, the perspective it offers on the black political movements of the 1950s and 1960s that changed America, and its insights into the development and inner workings of the Nation of Islam."--The Financial Times

"Magisterial...Marable's biography is an exceedingly brave as well as a major intellectual accomplishment." --Boston Globe

"Manning Marable's "Malcolm X" is his magnum opus, a work of extraordinary rigor and intellectual beauty ... This majestic and eloquent tour de force will stand for some time as the definitive work on as enigmatic and electrifying a leader as has ever sprung from American soil." --Michael Eric Dyson, Georgetown University, author of"April 4, 1968"

"Unlike Bruce Perry's 1991 biography, "Malcolm", which entertained the most outlandish stories in an attempt to present a comprehensive portrait, Marable's biography judiciously sifts fact from myth." --The Atlantic

"Marable has crafted an extraordinary portrait of a man and his time...A masterpiece."--San Francisco Chronicle

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