Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention
Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention
Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention

Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention

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Author: Marable, Manning

Brand: Penguin Books

Color: Multicolor

Edition: Illustrated


  • Penguin Books

Binding: Paperback

Format: Illustrated

Number Of Pages: 608

Release Date: 28-12-2011

Details: Product Description Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for History and a New York Times bestseller, the definitive biography of Malcolm XHailed as "a masterpiece" ( San Francisco Chronicle), 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. Review “Malcolm X is etched in the American imagination—and the American psyche—in the particular and unyielding terms of radical and militant… Marable brings a lifetime of study to this biography, which is the crowning achievement of a magnificent career.”-- Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Harvard University“Manning Marable is the exemplary black scholar of radical democracy and black freedom in our time. His long-awaited magisterial book on Malcolm X is the definitive treatment of the greatest black radical voice and figure of the mid-twentieth century. Glory Hallelujah!”-- Cornel West, Princeton University“Manning Marable’s Malcolm X is his magnum opus, a work of extraordinary rigor and intellectual beauty … This majestic and eloquent tour de force will stand for some time as the definitive work on as enigmatic and electrifying a leader as has ever sprung from American soil.” -- Michael Eric Dyson, Georgetown University, author of April 4, 1968"A superbly written and carefully researched biography of the civil rights icon...I can’t recommend it highly enough."-- Laila Lalami, The New York Times“It will be difficult for anyone to better this book... It is a work of art, a feast that combines genres skillfully: biography, true-crime, political commentary. It gives us Malcolm X in full gallop, a man who died for his belief in freedom.”-- The Washington Post“In his revealing and prodigiously researched new biography. . . Mr. Marable artfully strips away the layers and layers of myth that have been lacquered onto his subject’s life — first by Malcolm himself in that famous memoir, and later by both supporters and opponents after his assassination.”-- Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times“Unlike Bruce Perry’s 1991 biography, Malcolm, which entertained the most outlandish stories in an attempt to present a comprehensive portrait, Marable’s biography judiciously sifts fact from myth.”-- The Atlantic“Magisterial…Marable’s biography is an exceedingly brave as well as a major intellectual accomplishment.”-- Boston Globe“Marable has crafted an extraordinary portrait of a man and his time…A masterpiece.”-- San Francisco Chronicle“This book is a must read.”-- Ebony“Thankfully, we have Manning Marable's new biography, Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention — which is, simply put, a stunning achievement — to help us better understand Malcolm’s complex life.” --The Philadelphia Tribune“The book also has much to recommend it for its history of orthodox Islam, the perspective it offers on the black political movements of the 1950s and 1960s that changed America, and its insights into the development and inner workings of the Nation of Islam.” --The Financial Times“Manning Marable’s scholarship was as provocative and profound as it was prodigious.”-- Newsday“[Marable] devoted his magnificent career—more than most scholars do—to living what he wrote and what he thought. His commitment not only to equality of opportunity but also to the exposure of falsehood and hypocrisy was a hallmark of his pathbreaking work.”-- The Chronicle of Higher Education“Marable accomplishes the difficult task of showing the

Package Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.9 x 1.4 inches

Languages: English