Malcolm X's autobiography. Malcolm X dictated his life story to the writer Alex Haley. It was published in 1965 shortly after Malcolm's death. This is written on the back cover of the Random House publication of the book, paraphrased:

In the searing pages of this classic autobiography, originally published in 1964, Malcolm X...tells the extraordinary story of his life and the growth of the Black Muslim movement. His fascinating perspective on the lies and limitations of the American Dream, and the inherent racism in a society that denies its nonwhite citizens the opportunity to dream, gives extraordinary insight into the most URGENT issues of our own time. The Autobiography of Malcolm X stands as the definitive statement of a movement and a man whose work was never completed but whose message is timeless. It is ESSENTIAL reading for anyone who wants to understand America.
The Autobiography of Malcolm X was listed as one of Time's ten most important nonfiction books of the twentieth century...
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