The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Alex Haley

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This book describes Malcolm X's upbringing in Michigan, his maturation to adulthood in Boston and New York, his time in prison, his conversion to Islam, his ministry, his travels to Africa and to Mecca, and his subsequent career and eventual assassination at the Audubon Ballroom near 166th Street and Broadway in New York City. The book contains a substantial amount of thought concerning African-American existence.

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The 36th greatest nonfiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 51st on The Modern Library | 100 Best Nonfiction (The Modern Library)
  2. - The 50 Best Books of the Century (Intercollegiate Studies Institute)
  3. - The 80 Books Every Man Should Read (Esquire)
  4. - 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime (Amazon.com)
  5. - The 50 Books Everyone Needs to Read, 1963-2013 (Flavor Wire)
  6. - 100 Major Works of Modern Creative Nonfiction (About.com)

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