Malcolm X: A Life Of Reinvention

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Malcolm X: A Life Of Reinvention

by Manning Marable

Viking Adult | January 30, 2013 | Hardcover

Malcolm X: A Life Of Reinvention is rated 2 out of 5 by 1.

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.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 608 pages, 9.57 × 6.56 × 1.83 in

Published: January 30, 2013

Publisher: Viking Adult

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0670022209

ISBN - 13: 9780670022205

Found in: Biography and Memoir

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Rated 2 out of 5 by from Meh When I bought this book, I was expecting something similar to the autobiography, which I really enjoyed reading. (which was a required read for my English Class) If you were expecting something similar to the autobiography, this is not the book for you. This is written more like an academic journal/article than someones life story. The book also went too indepth into WD Fard, Elijah Mohammed, the Nation of Islam and other people, sometimes going 10 pages without even mentioning Malcolm X. I would only recommend this book if you wanted something that went really indepth stuff that isn't Malcolm X.
Date published: 2013-11-18

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Malcolm X: A Life Of Reinvention

by Manning Marable

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 608 pages, 9.57 × 6.56 × 1.83 in

Published: January 30, 2013

Publisher: Viking Adult

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0670022209

ISBN - 13: 9780670022205

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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.

About the Author

Manning Marable, Professor of History and director of the Institute for African-American Studies at Columbia University, has written features in the New York Times and the Nation. His books include Race, Reform, and Rebellion; Beyond Black and White; and Speaking Truth to Power. His public affairs commentary series, "Along the Color Line," is featured in more than 275 newspapers and is broadcast by eighty radio stations in the U.S. and internationally.

Editorial Reviews

"It will be difficult for anyone to better this book. It goes deeper and richer than a mere homage to Malcolm X. It is a work of art, a feast that combines genres skillfully: biography, true-crime, political commentary. It gives us Malcolm X in full gallop, a man who died for his belief in freedom, a man whom Marable calls the ''fountainhead'' of the black power movement in America." - The Washington Post "In his revealing and prodigiously researched new biography, Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention , Manning Marable - a professor at Columbia University and the director of its Center for Contemporary Black History, who died just last week - vividly chronicles these many incarnations of his subject. . . Mr. Marable artfully strips away the layers and layers of myth that have been lacquered onto his subject''s life - first by Malcolm himself in that famous memoir, and later by both supporters and opponents after his assassination in 1965 at the age of 39." -Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times "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 "Magisterial...Marable''s biography is an exceedingly brave as well as a major intellectual accomplishment." - Boston Globe "Marable has crafted an extraordinary portrait of a man and his time...A masterpiece." - San Francisco Chronicle "What, then, does this biography offer th
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