Malcolm X By Manning Marable

Malcolm X

By Manning Marable

  • Release Date: 2011-04-04
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4
From 146 Ratings


Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for History, the definitive biography of Malcolm X.

Hailed as "a masterpiece" (San Francisco Chronicle), the late Manning Marable's acclaimed biography of Malcolm X finally does justice to one of the most influential and controversial figures of twentieth-century American history. Filled with startling new information and shocking revelations, Malcolm X unfolds a sweeping story of race and class in America. Reaching into Malcolm's troubled youth, it traces a path from his parents' activism as followers of Marcus Garvey through his own work with the Nation of Islam and rise in the world of black nationalism, and culminates in the never-before-told true story of his assassination. Malcolm X is a stunning achievement, the definitive work on one of our greatest advocates for social change.


  • Is it good?

    By Kokolero
  • Good read, bad ebook

    By SparkyPete
    I'm about about a quarter through the book and I am fascinated by the story of a man often mentioned but perhaps not well understood. I specifically enjoy the author's treatment of the culture and characters comprising Malcolm's world. The quality of this ebook is very poor - glitches abound wherever apostrophes ought to be. Specific trouble where the letter "r" is followed by an apostrophe. I wouldn't have purchased this in ebook form if I'd known these sloppy errors ran rampant through the text.
  • unsubstantiated accusations

    By Musicologist
    Everyone should read this new book entitled, "By Any Means Necessary, Malcolm X- Real not Reinvented". A collection of writings by over 30 scholars as a response to Manning Marable's book. Edited by Herb Boyd, Ron Daniels, Maulana Karenga and Haki R. Madhubuti
  • Great book, shoddy publisher

    By crpwest
    The book is superb - no complaints there. But the iBooks edition suffers from a sloppy electronic conversion, so the publisher rates 0 stars for their "effort." Come on guys, can't you figure out how to convert apostrophes and dashes into the electronic version?? Considering that this edition costs almost as much as the hardcover, it's unforgivable.
  • Very Informative and still very critical even today.

    By Amir TJ
    Anyone who loves Malcolm X for his commitment to justice and equality should read this book. onetruepro
  • Good Read

    By MikeBWright
    It seems that this author was painstakingly thorough in his treatment of the topic.
  • Mandatory reading

    By NRio
    This book has revolutionized the way I think about race, power, and poverty in America.
  • Malcolm X

    By Gbutlerlove
    "It was accuratly written with detailed facts about Mr. X's life, great experience and worth the money" -Brennan Hooper Hooper Critical Books & Magazines
  • Excellent

    By NK!
    Incredibly important piece of scholarship on an important figure. If you love Malcolm, you'll want to read this.
  • Outstanding

    By Lucasfamily
    Well researched and honestly told, this book is an amazing read.