The Autobiography of Malcom X Author:Malcom X and Alex Haley The absorbing personal story of the man who rose from hoodlum, thief, dope peddler, and pimp to become the most dynamic leader of the Black Revolution. It is, too, a testament of the great emotional power from which every American can learn much. But, above all, this book shows the Malcolm X that very few people knew, the man behind the stereoty... more »ped image of the hate-preacher -- a sensitive, proud, highly intelligent man whose plan to move into the mainstream of the Negro Revolution was cut short by a hail of assassins' bullets, a man who felt certain he would not live long enough to see this book appear.
"In the agony of this brilliant Negro's self-creation [is] the agony of an entire people in their search for identity. No man has better expressed his people's trapped anguish."