Description : 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.
Description : Traces the life of the Black social activist, discusses his work as a spokesman for the Nation of Islam, and compares his views with those of Rev. Martin Luther King
Description : "This biography begins with Malcolm's seven-year imprisonment from age 21 and continues through his official adoption of the religion of the Nation of Islam; his ministry at Elijah Muhammad's Temple Number Seven and other contributions to the Nation's growth; his disillusionment and rejection of the Nation's teachings; and his pilgrimage to Mecca and other international travels. "--Provided by publisher.
Description : On February 21, 1965, Malcolm X was shot and killed. Now, based on fifteen years of research, including hundreds of interviews and the examination of 300,000 pages of declassified FBI and CIA documents, The Judas Factor provides the first in-depth analysis of the role the intelligence community played in instigating the death of the Nation of Islam's most revered — and feared — leader. The Judas Factor: The Plot to Kill Malcolm X details Malcolm X's rise and fall, revealing how the intelligence community monitored him, through agents provocateur and infiltration, manipulating his course. Thoroughly documented, The Judas Factor is a riveting and often shocking work that sheds new light on the tragic death of one of the greatest black leaders of our time.
Description : Malcolm Little's transformation from a black youth beaten down by Jim Crow America into Malcolm X, the charismatic, controversial, and doomed national spokesman for the nation of Islam is captured in this thoroughly researched and passionately drawn graphic biography.
Description : Traces the life of the influential Black leader, describes the people who helped shape his philosophy, and looks at the circumstances that led to his murder
Description : The life of Malcolm "Shorty" Jarvis, Malcolm X's best friend before his conversion to Islam, is the subject of this memoir. Through this book, Jarvis (who died in September 1998) and Paul D. Nichols tell Jarvis' story-to set the record straight about his personality and character, which they felt had been falsely portrayed in other books and films about Malcolm X. The relationship between Jarvis and Malcolm X began in a Roxbury pool hall in 1942. A main purpose of this book is to bring to light information about the life, spirituality, and philosophy of Malcolm "Shorty" Jarvis, an accomplished jazz musician. Includes numerous photographs.
Description : With knowledge, spirit, good humor, and passion, THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. brings to life a remarkable man whose thoughts and actions speak to our most burning contemporary issues and still inspire the desires, hopes, and dreams of us all. Written in his own words, this history-making autobiography is Martin Luther King: the mild-mannered, inquisitive child and student who chafed under and eventually rebelled against segregation; the dedicated young minister who continually questioned the depths of his faith and the limits of his wisdom; the loving husband and father who sought to balance his family's needs with those of a growing, nationwide movement; and the reflective, world-famous leader who was fired by a vision of equality for people everywhere. Relevant and insightful, THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. offers King's seldom disclosed views on some of the world's greatest and most controversial figures: John F. Kennedy, Malcolm X, Lyndon B. Johnson, Mahatma Gandhi, and Richard Nixon. It also paints a rich and moving portrait of a people, a time, and a nation in the face of powerful change. Finally, it shows how everyday Americans from all walks of life confronted themselves, each other, and the burden of the past-and how their fears and courage helped shape our future.
Description : The famed photographer, film director, writer, and composer recounts the dramatic story of his life, from his poor Kansas origins, through his breaking of racial barriers, to his triumph in America and abroad. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.