The Autobiography of Malcolm X
Author: Malcolm X
If there was any one man who articulated the anger, the struggle, and the beliefs of African Americans in the 1960s, that man was Malxolm X. His AUTOBIOGRAPHY is now an established classic of modern America, a book that expresses like none other the crucial truth about our times.
"Extraordinary. A brilliant, painful, important book."
TEH NEW YORKTIMES
The Autobiography of Malcolm X is the story of one of the remarkable lives of the twentieth century. Malcolm X, as presented in this as-told-to autobiography, is a figure of almost mythic proportions; a man who sunk to the greatest depths of depravity and rose to become a man whose life's mission was to lead his people to freedom and strength. It provides a searing depiction of the deeply rooted issues of race and class in America and remains relevant and inspiring today. Malcolm X's story would inspire Alex Haley to write Roots, a novel that would, in turn, define the saga of a people.
Malcolm Little was born in Nebraska in 1925, the seventh child of Reverend Earl Little, a Baptist minister, and Louise Little, a mulatto born in Grenada to a black mother and a white father. Malcolm X quickly grew to hate the society he'd grown up in. After his father was killed, his mother was unfairly denied insurance coverage and his family fell apart. Young Malcolm went from a foster home to a reformatory, to shining shoes in the speakeasies and dance halls of Boston. After getting work as a Pullman porter, he went to New York and fell in love with Harlem. His stint as a drug dealer and petty crook landed him in jail, where he became a devout student of the Nation of Islam and Elijah Muhammad. That was when he figured out that "he could beat the white man better with his mind than he ever could with a club." Malcolm X's subsequent quest for knowledge and equality for blacks led to his unreserved commitment to the liberation of blacks in American society.
What makes this book extraordinary is the honesty with which Malcolm presents his life: Even as he regrets the mistakes he made as a young man, he brings his zoot-suited, swing-dancing, conk- haired Harlem youth to vivid life; even though he later turns away from the Nation of Islam, the strong faith he at one time in that sect's beliefs, a faith that redeemed him from prison and a life of crime, comes through. What made the man so extraordinary was his courageous insistence on finding the true path to his personal salvation and to the salvation of the people he loved, even when to stay on that path meant danger, alienation, and death.
A movement might emerge shorn of racism, seperatism, and blind hate which yet preserved the explosive force and liberating energy of the Muslim myth. This is the direction in which Malcolm X was moving for a year or more before his death. The essense of the this shift was psychological. It had nothing to do with black supremacy, but much to do with manhood and self-reliance. -- Books of the Century; New York Times review, September 1966
What People Are Saying
The most important book I'll ever read. It changed the way I felt; it changed the way I acted. It has given me courage that I didn't know I had inside me. I'm one of hundreds of thousands whose life has changed for the better.
This book will have a permanent place in the literature of the Afro-American struggle.
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Witness to Roswell: Unmasking the 60-Year Cover-Up
Author: Thomas J Carey
Witness to Roswell will hold you spellbound as you read the actual eyewitness testimony to an amazing event: the recovery of a UFO in 1947 just outside of Roswell, New Mexico. Witnesses will not only reveal that the alien crew were placed in body bags and packed in dry ice, but, most astonishing of all, that one of the crew survived the crash.
Table of Contents:Foreword Paul Davids 13
The Ultimate Cold Case File 27
Myth or Reality: The Undeniable Truths 37
The Corona Debris Field: Much Ado About Something 43
They're Not Human! 55
Afraid They Would Shoot at Us 63
Harassed Rancher Sorry He Told: The Aftermath of a Balloon Recovery: The True Story 67
Nothing Made on This Earth 77
The Senator and the Aliens: "Get Me the Hell Out of Here!" 83
The Making of a Cover-Up 93
"Some Things Shouldn't Be Discussed, Sergeant!" 97
Loaned by Major Marcel to Higher Headquarters: From Complicity to Cover-Up 111
The Secretary and the Spacemen 119
"Get These [Bodies] Over to the Base Hospital!" 125
Who's Flying, Anyway? 141
Who Goes There? 145
Boys, We Just Made History! 157
If You Say Anything, You Will Be Killed 167
It Looks Like Something Landed Here! 175
You and I Never Saw This 181
It Wasn't Ours! 187
The Pieces Were From Space 193
Deathbed Confessions: "Ohh...theCreatures!" 197
A Voice From the Grave: The Sealed Statement of First Lieutenant Walter G. Haut 209
Schematic Map of New Mexico 221
Crash Site Stone Marker 223
The Confession of Major Patrick Saunders 225
About the Authors 255