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Malcolm X

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A biography of the Black Muslim who became a leader of a movement to unite black people throughout the world.
Published April 1st 1989 by Turtleback Books (first published November 1st 1988)
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Jun 01, 2014 Berke rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Malcolm X by Jack Rummel is an illustrated edition that does a remarkable job of delineating Malcolm X’s childhood, ambitions, and rise to a political figure. I especially loved the photos because they helped me understand the places he had lived and worked in. The narrative was very captivating and easy to understand. Read the book in two days. This is an excellent way on learning and enjoying history at the same time.

It is shocking to me that Malcolm X had a very violent childhood. His adultho
Felipe Alfaro
A good short little introduction to Malcolm X. It was interesting to read about his Islamic beliefs. He was first a member of the Nation of Islam which is a black supremacist group having little to do with Orthodox Islam. The Nation of Islam was started by a guy named W.D. Fard who claimed to be a prophet of Allah, that all white people are the devil, and that the black race is THE superior race. Orthodox Islam on the other hand states that the infidel must be killed and a great Caliphate must c ...more
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Jul 19, 2010 Brian Sims rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Just read Malcolm X Militant Black Leader by Jack Rummel. Simple, plain, clear & right to the point. First book I read on Malcolm X. I intend to read his autobiography (by Alex Haley) as well, but came across this the other day at a discount bookstore for only a $1.00. It's a Black American Series book that is well worth the read.
Alejandro Camacho
I thought the book was very good for all the facts that it gave me all the facts that I need this book so it changed my life by the point of views I get now in the days. It talked how his parents lived his brothers and sisters and the Ku Kluks Klan. So if you like history this book is just for you.
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Feb 10, 2017 Fatma S rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a biography on Malcolm X who was a civil rights leader. I like it a lot because it talks about the black struggle, and takes you on his journey.
A good, concise introduction to Malcolm X. Well written and interesting. I'd give it more than 3 stars probably but it is very short, less than 100 pages.
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Since 1978, Jack Rummel has been writing music reviews for The Rag Times and other publications. He is a ragtime composer, author, performer and recording artist. His weekly radio program, "Ragtime America," has been broadcast continuously in the Denver, Colorado area since 1980 and can be heard on the Web at In 2005, he received the Scott Joplin Award from the Scott Joplin Fo ...more
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