The Autobiography of Malcolm X
As Told to Alex Haley
Malcolm X & Alex Haley 1965 460p MMPB
From his childhood in Michigan to hustling on the streets of Boston and Harlem to prison where he finds allah and back to Harlem to preach for the Nation of Islam. Malcolm was eventually betrayed by the Nation of Islam, and left, at which point his views on race and politics quickly shifted. This book was written over the course of a year and a half of interviews between Malcolm and Haley leading up to Malcolm’s assassination, and one thing shines through: Malcolm’s excellent storytelling.