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Malcolm X : a life of reinvention
    Marable, Manning, 1950-2011.
Publisher: Viking,
Pub date: 2011.
Pages: 594 p., [16] p. of plates :
ISBN: 9780670022205
Item info: 5 copies available at Elmira - Central (Steele) Library, Corning - Southeast Steuben County Library, Hornell Public Library, Horseheads Branch, and Wellsville - David A. Howe Public Library.
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Elmira - Central (Steele) Library Copies Material Location
BX1M 1 Adult NonFiction Book Biography
Hornell Public Library Copies Material Location
920 MALCOLM X 1 Adult NonFiction Book Standard shelving location
Horseheads Branch Copies Material Location
BX1M 1 Adult NonFiction Book Biography
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Summary
Selected by The New York Times Book Review as a Notable Book of the Year Years in the making-the definitive biography of the legendary black activist.

Of the great figure in twentieth-century American history perhaps none is more complex and controversial than Malcolm X. Constantly rewriting his own story, he became a criminal, a minister, a leader, and an icon, all before being felled by assassins' bullets at age thirty-nine. Through his tireless work and countless speeches he empowered hundreds of thousands of black Americans to create better lives and stronger communities while establishing the template for the self-actualized, independent African American man. In death he became a broad symbol of both resistance and reconciliation for millions around the world.

Manning Marable's new biography of Malcolm is a stunning achievement. Filled with new information and shocking revelations that go beyond the Autobiography, Malcolm X unfolds a sweeping story of race and class in America, from the rise of Marcus Garvey and the Ku Klux Klan to the struggles of the civil rights movement in the fifties and sixties. Reaching into Malcolm's troubled youth, it traces a path from his parents' activism through his own engagement with the Nation of Islam, charting his astronomical rise in the world of Black Nationalism and culminating in the never-before-told true story of his assassination. Malcolm X will stand as the definitive work on one of the most singular forces for social change, capturing with revelatory clarity a man who constantly strove, in the great American tradition, to remake himself anew. Distributed by Syndetic Solutions, Inc.
Publishers Weekly Review
One of the United States' most renowned scholars of African-American history, Marable had been working for years on his mammoth revisionist biography of Malcolm X, fighting off illness before dying the week of the book's publication. His book offers a notably divergent perspective on the black nationalist leader from his own autobiography, co-written by Alex Haley, downplaying his criminal experiences and emphasizing his pattern of intellectual transformation. G. Valmont Thomas coolly summons the appropriate scholarly tone for this compelling portrait of a leader never entirely settled within himself. His low, sleek voice, composed and assured, is entirely apt for this adeptly written, copiously researched biography. A Viking hardcover. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved. From: Reed Elsevier Inc. Copyright Reed Business Information
Library Journal Review
Marable (W.E.B. Du Bois: Black Radical Democrat), who was a distinguished professor of African American studies, history, and public affairs at Columbia University, died at age 60, days before this book's publication. This frequently engrossing biography gives a full account of the "lives" of Malcolm X (1925-65), including his years as a street hustler in Boston and Harlem, his time in prison where voracious reading led to his transformation into a the devout follower of Elijah Muhammad's Nation of Islam (NOI), his rise as the NOI's chief minister, and, finally, his split from Elijah Muhammad and his acceptance of all people who would work for African American human and economic rights. The book does bog down in its details of meetings and events led by Malcolm X, but readers will be gripped by the stories of how he refused to be intimidated by the possibility (even inevitability) of his assassination. Marable also writes of the trial in which all three of Malcolm X's alleged assassins were found guilty, although two were likely innocent. Verdict Marable's access to recently declassified FBI documents, the NOI archives, and parts of Malcolm X's diary not previously available contributes to this significant work, which will be consulted by scholars and will interest readers moved by the iconic Autobiography of Malcolm X. [See Prepub Alert, LJ 10/25/10.]-Karl Helicher, Upper Merion Twp. Lib., King of Prussia, PA (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. From: Reed Elsevier Inc. Copyright Reed Business Information
CHOICE Review
Columbia University professor Marable died shortly before the publication of his marvelous biography of Malcolm X. Since Malcolm's assassination in 1965 by followers of Elijah Muhammad's Nation of Islam, Malcolm has been best known through his autobiography (written with Alex Haley), published shortly after his death. Nearly a half-century later, Marable has written a compelling reinterpretation of Malcolm's life, answering questions raised by the autobiography. Insisting "Malcolm's strength was his ability to reinvent himself," Marable concludes that Malcolm was an eloquent advocate for black self-respect, a representative of the black underclass, and "the most important bridge between the American people and the more than one billion Muslims throughout the world." The biography exposes inaccuracies in earlier accounts of Malcolm's life (including the autobiography), details the split between Malcolm and Elijah Muhammad, and scrutinizes the assassination plot, raising questions such as the likelihood of an informer within Malcolm's inner circle. Malcolm was one of a handful of the most important African Americans in the 20th century, and perhaps the least understood. This book is unrivaled among interpretations of a complicated man and his monumental impact. Summing Up: Essential. All levels/libraries. A. J. Dunar University of Alabama in Huntsville From: Syndetics Solutions, Inc. Distributed by Syndetic Solutions, Inc.
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Data source OCoLC
Fixed field data 100625s2011 nyua e b 001 dbeng
LCCN 2010025768
ISBN 9780670022205 (hbk.) : $30.00
ISBN 0670022209 (hbk.)
Cataloging Source DLC DLC IG# IEP BTCTA WVR YDXCP EYP ABG MOF ZPP VP@ OCLCA CDX BWX
Geographic Area Code n-us---
LC Call Number BP223.Z8 L57636 2011
Dewey Decimal Classification Number 297.8/7092 B 22
Personal Author Marable, Manning, 1950-2011.
Title Malcolm X : a life of reinvention / Manning Marable.
Publication info New York : Viking, 2011.
Physical description 594 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography note Includes bibliographical references (p. 563-576) and index.
Contents Life beyond the legend -- "Up, you mighty race" : 1925-1941 -- The legend of Detroit Red : 1941-January 1946 -- Becoming "X" : January 1946-August 1952 -- "They don't come like the minister" : August 1952-May 1957 -- "Brother, a minister has to be married" : May 1957-March 1959 -- "The hate that hate produced" : March 1959-January 1961 -- "As sure as God made green apples" : January 1961-May 1962 -- From prayer to protest : May 1962-March 1963 -- "He was developing too fast" : April-November 1963 -- "The chickens coming home to roost" : December 1, 1963-March 12, 1964 -- An epiphany in the Hajj : March 12-May 21, 1964 -- "Do something about Malcolm X" : May 21-July 11, 1964 -- "In the struggle for dignity" : July 11-November 24, 1964 -- "Such a man is worthy of death" : November 24, 1964-February 14, 1965 -- Death comes on time : February 14-February 21, 1965 -- Life after death -- Reflections on a revolutionary vision.
Summary Draws on new research to trace the life of Malcolm X from his troubled youth through his involvement in the Nation of Islam, his activism in the world of Black Nationalism, and his assassination.
Personal subject X, Malcolm, 1925-1965.
Subject term Black Muslims--Biography.
Subject term African American Muslims--Biography.
Subject term African American civil rights workers--Biography.
Subject term African Americans--Biography.
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