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The Autobiography of Malcom X (Bloom's Reviews)

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Published December 1st 1998 by Chelsea House Publications (first published January 2nd 1965)
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Sep 22, 2009 Ezra rated it really liked it
You know you've a really good book if you learned something from it in the end, and this was this book. Yes it was a great story but it had accurate dates, historical facts etc. This made me feel like I was being educated but also learning on of the most important stories to America's History. This is the Autobiography of Malcom X in which I learned how he got from differnt points in his life. First he was a little boy with a dad, then his dad was murderd, later he starts selling drugs, goes to ...more
May 15, 2009 3dawnyé rated it liked it
Why exactly are books banned from schools? Sooner or later children may be exposed to this in a kind of way. Malcom X was one of many books banned from schools. One of the reasons for this book being banned is because of the controversial lifestyle that Malcom X lived and the violence,. It started of as an auto biography but Malcom X soon died and the job was left for Alex Haley to finish. Alex Haley was accused of exaggerating the truth. Family, friends and the nation of Islam claimed that Ale ...more
Andrue Diaz
This book was very interesting because it sheds light on Malcom X life and what he was going through. It also helps show his mind set on what he needed to do to fight against racism and discrimination against African Americans. This autobiography helps you understand why Malcom X did the things he did and it also helps you understand what was going on during his time. This book tells Malcom X story in a very detailed manner and gives lots of vivid details about his life and about his troubles a ...more
Mar 25, 2015 Andreburgess rated it really liked it
I think that this book was very meaningful because with how i can relate to it. i cant say i understand what malcom x went through because i didnt have to go through it myself but i still do live in a world with racism every single day but its not as harsh as what malcom x went through. in this book he describes all of the obsticles that he went through to make a world a better place for blacks living in poverty. Malcom x lived in a time were life wasn't equal for all people and he lead civilist ...more
Armando j abreu
Apr 16, 2014 Armando j abreu rated it it was amazing
the autobiography of malcom x is a great book because it start said how bad he was like a kid stand and thing like than whin he gat older he start to work for this gay call west india arcah it was like coint number also he was use this think call come it make there hair like a whint person. when he when to jian he here about asbalsj he start to kept the dicther he wrint down the whone thing when gat out he meet him and jain there group he start to spear in school and then he dien spear in a shco ...more
Aug 24, 2011 Musa707 rated it liked it
I have not yet read this book but I hope to in the near future. I am still waiting for this book in the mail so when i get it in result i will be able to read it and enjoy it. I am looking foward to reaading it because i have read some reviews by other readers and it seems like a good book in addition my sister already read it and recommeended it to me. In all i am very exciteed to get this book and read it . The book should arrive in the coming days, with god willing.
May 26, 2011 James rated it liked it
Long, but rewarding read. The Islamic theories of white's being manufactured by a black scientist are just absolutely insane, but overall this is a very informative book about Malcom X. I read this book in jail, which made it seem more significant at the time- but it's definitely a book I'll always remember. I love the early years of Malcom X, during his zoot suit days. Pity he got blown away by a shot gun.

kill whitey.
May 10, 2009 Jesse rated it really liked it
Shelves: auto-biography
I really liked this book, but I think that auto/biographies are not my cup of tea. I actually read this for a class, otherwise I probably never would. However, it was a very interesting read and I would recomend it to anyone who would like some insight into this era and a specific place in time. Good stuff.
Sep 16, 2016 Elijah is currently reading it
So far I think the book is great , it explains how african-americans were treated even after they got some rights , this book also explains malcoms struggle growing up with so many relatives (brothers and sisters) , and how he was seperated from em' when his father died , malcom always thought if you wanted something , ask for it , and in his case violence was the easier way to get attention
Jul 02, 2009 John rated it really liked it
Others have reviewed this book much better than I could do. I will simply say that this is one of those books, that as my public library says, "should be read by the college bound." I guess I am a little behind. :) An important and relevant book.
Sabina Mujanovic
Mar 12, 2012 Sabina Mujanovic rated it really liked it
This biography flows well. You truly cant put this book down. I dont enjoy auto or biografies that much but this one really helps you see how one transforms its life, while given freedom to think while meeting the religion that recognizes no race, color or creed.
Apr 19, 2009 Simone rated it it was amazing
I never really liked Malcom X that much. I was much more a MLK Jr. fan. But Malcom Little's story is fully of interesting stories and facts about himself. Who would have thought he'd be a pimp, drug dealer, burglur, and a hustler? I never knew that...
Noli  Janos
Jul 07, 2014 Noli Janos rated it it was amazing
Profound. This book made me laugh cry angry happy inspired everything. Malcom X was a MAN. Not to mention the book made me better appreciate the severity of the black man's plight. Honestly do yourself a favor and read this.
Jun 26, 2011 Nnick rated it it was amazing
A necessary read for anyone interested in race politics. This book should not be read only historically, but considered a breathing critique of colonialism.Many of the conditions and injustices Malcolm X discusses have only grown since his tragic death.
Abdul Hamid
Feb 28, 2014 Abdul Hamid rated it it was amazing
Amazing, after reading this book, it had me thinking.
Jul 09, 2009 Ali rated it did not like it
A great read. Tell's a man journey towards discovery of the Ultimate truth. and how he dies shortly after getting very close to it, or did he make it? you decide...
Jan 07, 2010 Megan marked it as to-read
The Autobiography of Malcom X by Alex Haley (1990)
Jim McKinley
Dec 05, 2015 Jim McKinley rated it really liked it
Required reading to understand just how little things have changed.
Feb 10, 2012 Dirk rated it really liked it
i thought this was a very good book. i learned a lot about how people of my color were treated a long time ago i recomend this to anyone
Brandon Lee ford
Jun 04, 2011 Brandon Lee ford rated it it was amazing
i enjoyed this book so much. its a true story and i learned more about what the past was like and its very different from now. but it also shows how far we have gotten from the pass and til now
Feb 25, 2009 Alexis added it
I am currently on pg. 87
so far i am very pleased with this book; like all books it gets boring sometimes but i have taken an interst to it unlike ma other choice of litterachure
Aug 08, 2011 Jen rated it liked it
I am glad I read this book in terms of expanding my horizon. I do think Malcom X was a very flawed many in many respects.
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Bloom is a literary critic, and currently a Sterling Professor of the Humanities at Yale University. Since the publication of his first book in 1959, Bloom has written more than 20 books of literary criticism, several books discussing religion, and one novel. He has edited hundreds of anthologies.
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