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Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention. Manning Marable


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2012 Pulitzer Prize for History

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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.

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radochas, January 4, 2012 (view all comments by radochas)
An assessment of a 20th century icon that brings forward a man of complexity, flaws and sharp intelligence who had the courage to take a dangerous path when he understood that the organization that had been his life was not giving the truth to its followers. Manning Marable shows us the Malcolm X that Alex Haley hid in the widely read "Autobiography" - a man whose life and death were clouded by mystery and manipulation. Simply "must" reading for anyone interested in social history, African-American history and radical movements in the U.S. It was Dr. Marable's life's work, and a fitting tribute to this compelling scholar, thinker and activist.
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Susan Mumpower-Sprigg, January 1, 2012 (view all comments by Susan Mumpower-Sprigg)
This book is a masterwork of research and analysis. Marable has put the many pieces of the Malcolm X in the context of his, the Black Power movement's, the country's, and the developing world's realities. It is both uncompromisingly honest and told as only someone with an inside perspective could.
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Judith Coode, January 1, 2012 (view all comments by Judith Coode)
Manning Marable's work on the life of Malcolm X is both wide and deep, well researched and painstakingly reported. His analysis of the production of "The Autobiography of Malcolm X" is fascinating. This is a hefty book, but its size should not deter readers.
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