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As a 14-year-old he was Malcolm Little, the president of his class and a top student. At 16 he was hustling tips at a Boston nightclub. At 20 "Detroit Red" was in prison. It was there Malcolm Little started the journey that would lead him to adopt the name Malcolm X, and develop his beliefs about what being black means in America: beliefs that shook America then, and still shake America today. His significant role in the Nation of Islam and eventual split from it, along with his journey to Mecca, followed by his assassination in Harlem are chronicled in this fascinating portrait.

©1993 Walter Dean Myers; Excerpts from The Autobigoraphy of Malcolm X, by Malcolm X, with the assistance of Alex Haley Copyright 1964 by Alex Haley and Malcolm X Copyright 1965 by Alex Haley and Betty Shabazz; Excerpts from Malcolm X Speaks, copyright 1965 by Betty Shabazz and Pathfinder Press; 2012 AudioGO

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  • Don
  • Curtin, Australia
  • 03-15-13

Good introduction to Malcolm X

This is a good (but rather short) biography on Malcolm X. The narration is very good and what there is of the story is well researched and informative.

Having read stories on Martin Luther King Jr the difference in life stories of these two men is intriguing. Well worth a listen if you are interested in the civil rights movement.

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A Great Educational Book About A Great Man.

The Presentation was excellent. The book was amazing. I learned so much. I Loved it.

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Excellent Work on a Great American

This was a well research and well written book with a well executed performance. I highly recommend this work to anyone looking to learn more about Malcolm X.

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  • Shakeel
  • 03-28-17

Very good concise biography

Fantastic biography, covers all major events in Malcolm's life in a concise manner and gives the listener a great overview of his short but eventful time here. Rest in peace Malcolm.

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  • Martha Gayle
  • 04-18-16

this book is informative.

this book was informative. it helped me to reflect on the past to be able to build a better future. it is a must read

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  • Archway Kid
  • 04-12-16

Loved the book

JD Jackson is an amazing narrator. Got so much insight on Malcolm. Just a fantastic listen.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-05-16

Absolutely and unbelievably OUTSTANDING!

This is grappling stuff. I couldn't stop listening from beginning till end. This is very educational in a very balanced way with reference to J. F. Kennedy, Mohammad Ali, Rose Parks, Martin Luther King Jr., Leaders of Africa, China, Cuba, Arabia and so much more. It's also about his childhood, teenage years, Prison, Nation of Islam, Hajj Married life and fame, as well as his death and the death of many great people who contributed so much to racial justice and opened an new page in humanity as they left a legacy for all to learn from. This audio is absolutely outstanding and an absolute must have!!!

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  • Deb
  • 11-15-17

I enjoyed this book

I found it very informative, I have read his autobiography but this book explained the small missed details of the era. well written.

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  • Gary Leith
  • 10-31-17

A great story not fully told

I have been very interested to learn more about the Malcolm X story for a long time and this book certainly expanded my knowledge. My only disappointment was the lack of detail given on his assassination, I will now be looking for another book that covers the theories in some detail which is a bit of a shame.

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  • Myron
  • 10-06-15

unbelievable and educational about MX journey

Finding out how MX changed throughout his journey to becoming a legend in black history

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  • Farid
  • 03-03-15

Excellent book

I've always wanted to read about Malcolm X and this was an excellent introduction I have to say.

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  • jules380lion
  • 12-31-14

The struggle to overcome

Malcolm X, a true Black American that gave his life for the upliftment of the black race.
One of my favorite audio book, I would recommend to anyone.

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  • Mr Jitesh K Patel
  • 07-24-14

Met expectations

If you could sum up Malcolm X in three words, what would they be?

Interesting black history

What did you like best about this story?

Malcolm X died with his head in a Japanese woman's hands

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Nice,

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Malcolm X died with his head in a Japanese woman's hands

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Malcolm X died with his head in a Japanese woman's hands

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-07-17

Inspiring and humbling

First audio book and first title on this subject. Easy to listen narrating and excellent content and story. Well done to all the contributors, I got a good sense of the life of this man I never knew.