Autobiography of Malcolm X

ISBN-10: 0345350685

ISBN-13: 9780345350688

Edition: 1965

Authors: Malcolm X., Alex Haley, M. S. Handler

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If there was any one man who articulated the anger, the struggle, and the beliefs of African Americans in the 1960s, that man was Malxolm X. His AUTOBIOGRAPHY is now an established classic of modern America, a book that expresses like none other the crucial truth about our times. "Extraordinary. A brilliant, painful, important book." TEH NEW YORKTIMES
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Book details

List price: $7.99
Copyright year: 1965
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/12/1987
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 7.50" wide x 7.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Alex Haley's full name was Alexander Palmer Haley. He was born in Ithaca, N.Y. in 1921, and grew up in Henning, Tenn. Educated at Elizabeth City Teacher's College in North Carolina, Haley became a journalist while serving in the United States Coast Guard from 1939 to 1959. After retiring from the service, Haley moved to Los Angeles, finding fulltime employment as a freelance writer. First known for his work as co-author and editor of the highly regarded Autobiography of Malcolm X, Haley's biggest success stemmed from his Pulitzer Prize-winning book, 'Roots: The Saga of an American Family.' Extensively researched and based in part on Haley's own African roots, the work became a national bestseller and, in addition to the Pulitzer, won the Springarn Medal in 1977. Roots was also adapted into one of the first television miniseries and garnered some of the highest ratings in television history. His next book, "Queen", told the story of Queen Haley, Alex Haley's paternal grandmother. He died before this work was completed and it was finished by David Stevens. This was also adapted for television. Another work, "Mama Flora's Family" compiled from Haley's unpublished writings, continues the family saga and was published in 1998. Alex Haley died in 1992 in Seattle, Washington. He was 71 years old.

Context
Plot Overview
Character List
Analysis of Major Characters
Malcolm as Malcolm Little
Malcolm as Detroit Red
Malcolm as Satan
Malcolm as Malcolm X
Malcolm as El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz
Themes, Motifs & Symbols
Malcolm's Changing Perspective on Racism
The Similarity Between Hustling and Activism
Humanity as a Basic Right
Status Symbols
Travel and Transformation
The Conk
The Watch, Suitcase, and Eyeglasses
Summary & Analysis
Chapters One & Two
Chapters Three & Four
Chapters Five, Six & Seven
Chapters Eight & Nine
Chapters Ten & Eleven
Chapters Twelve & Thirteen
Chapters Fourteen, Fifteen & Sixteen
Chapters Seventeen, Eighteen & Nineteen
Epilogue
Important Quotations Explained
Key Facts
Study Questions & Essay Topics
Study Questions
Suggested Essay Topics
Review & Resources
Quiz
Suggestions for Further Reading
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