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5.0 von 5 Sternen One of the Most Important Books
Malcolm X is truly a powerful, significant, and essential work for all time. Why? Because you are able to witness how a man suffered from the effects of prejudice and his whole disposition was formed from it. You see how a very angry man stays angry at the "white devils" for most of his life. However, the unique aspect of Malcolm X is that he changed his...
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3.0 von 5 Sternen Gutes Buch, jedoch...
İch muss sagen dass es sich hierbei um ein gutes Buch handelt, das aber ein hohen grad von literarischem Englisch aufweist.
Es ist also nicht geeignet für jemanden der sein englisch verbessern möchte und noch in die Schule geht.
Da würde ich das Buch "the Soul of a butterfly" empfehlen von Muhammad Ali, dessen english viel einfacher...
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5.0 von 5 Sternen One of the Most Important Books, 4. Dezember 1999
Rezension bezieht sich auf: Autobiography of Malcolm X (Taschenbuch)
Malcolm X is truly a powerful, significant, and essential work for all time. Why? Because you are able to witness how a man suffered from the effects of prejudice and his whole disposition was formed from it. You see how a very angry man stays angry at the "white devils" for most of his life. However, the unique aspect of Malcolm X is that he changed his views towards the end with the realization that his religion and own understanding gave him. This book serves as a learning experience, for one learns not only about racism and a mans struggle with it, but how to listen and read with a open mind. Many people get very offended at what Malcolm says and I can relate. However, your purpose as a reader should not be to judge Malcolm, but just listen to what he has to say, and learn from his experience. Knowledge, insight, and power of personal change are all gained from this story. I cannot stress enough the importance of having his autobiography in your memory. A highly recommended read.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen I'm telling you, read it., 18. Dezember 1998
Rezension bezieht sich auf: Autobiography of Malcolm X (Taschenbuch)
Before I read this book, I had a negative feeling about Malcolm X. Then I realized I didn't know anything about him. I don't like to pass judgement without being informed, so I decided to read this book. I didn't know what to expect. I read the book with a completely open mind. Anybody reading it would have to do so, or you won't get anything out of it. I now have a better understanding of what would make a black man view white people as "devils." I understand that black pride is not about being anti-white, but about overcoming the overwhelming odds that are stacked up against a Black American. I would recommend this book to anyone. I don't think there's a person in the world who couldn't learn something from it. For me, it was an entirely new viewpoint. I think a lot about race, but from MY perspecitve, as a white teenage girl who exclusively dates black men. That makes me deffensive about black people talking bad about "the white man." But I put down my deffenses and objectively read what turned out to be the most influential book I've ever read. After reading this book, I don't see how anybody could feel anything toward Malcolm X other than a deep admiration and respect.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Most Impactful Book I've Read In a Long Time, 9. März 2000
Rezension bezieht sich auf: Autobiography of Malcolm X (Taschenbuch)
When I was first told by my Ethics teacher (I'm a high school Junior) that our syllabus would include The Autobiography of Malcolm X, I questioned why. Why in a course of ethics, would we study Malcolm X? As we delved into the book, I realized that it was an integral part of our studies. Malcolm's plight was a slap in the face, especially from my point of view. My first reaction to his "rants" on white america, was pure anger, I felt his vast generalizations to be demeaning and insulting, and if it had not be required reading, I would have probably put the book down. I am thankful that I didn't, because it has opened my eyes, and I believe that every person, regardless of religion, race, or creed, needs to experience this book, and examine Malcolm's life as a hustler to a martyr. My views will forever be changed by the words of Alex Haley, and the amazing story of Malcolm X.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen excellent, incredibly insightful, life-changing book, 29. Juni 1999
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: Autobiography of Malcolm X (Taschenbuch)
Malcolm X to many people was the epitome of a violent natured, totally corrupted, evil spirit. As early as page one however, we find that this couldn't have been further from the truth. In fact, in the last chapter (1965), Malcolm masterfully articulates the universal truth that seems to shape everyone's life: the fact that circumstance, not unintelligence or inherent evil nature, is the fundamental cause of most of our decisions. Secondly, we see how ultimately unintelligent decisions are made in an intelligent manner. We find that Malcolm was an astute individual whose vision, or lack there of, caused him to whole-heartedly devote most of his mature adult life to an organization he would later regret ever having been a champion of. So, the limit of human intelligence and understanding is revealed poignantly in this life story. What is most inspiring is the integrity with which Malcolm carried himself- unike too many of today's religious "leaders". When he changed, it was for real! Also, in reading this book, it becomes obvious through Malcolm's recounts of history that religion and poilitics are inseperable. That is, if one, after reading this book, still holds to the belief that religion and politics have nothing to do with each other, then he/she understands niether. The theme of subjectivity and self-interest rings loud as a bell. Malcolm, above all, was a sociologist; he understood human behavoir at it's core. He could very well have been a better poitician than JFK and Clinton combined- he was just that brilliant! Pay close attention to his criminal life and all the knowledge he imparts, the LBJ/Goldwater comparison, the Nation's "jealousy", Hollywood's version of love and relationships, Alex Haley's "up close and personal", and the use and meaning of the word "devil".
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4.0 von 5 Sternen This book is a great link to Malcolm X's life, 18. Februar 1999
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: Autobiography of Malcolm X (Taschenbuch)
The Autobiography of Malcolm X provides a very detailed and repetitive description of Malcolm X's life. The book goes in chronological order from the beginning of his life in Michigan to the very end of his life when he is assassinated by fellow Muslims. The beginning of the book is very interesting and holds your attention for many chapters. With detailed descriptions of his childhood as a hick and his teenage years as a hoodlum on the East Coast, I felt like I was with Malcolm when he was growing up. I also had a better understanding for what life was like for black people, of all classes, back then. Not knowing anything about Malcolm X or The Nation of Islam, I certainly learned all about Malcolm X and the Muslim religion. The Muslim religion is described in great detail from when Malcolm is in prison until the end. I feel a lot better about myself now that I know about and understand what another religion believes and how it is run. I think the main theme of this book is self-discovery. Like many other minorities, Malcolm struggled through the whole book to be at peace with who he was. With conflicts within his race he had trouble making peace with white people before making peace with black people. I think the phrase Malcolm X repeatedly uses,"by any means necessary," describes Malcolm's philosophy on life. I think that this is why society thought of him as a violent person because he would do anything to get what he wanted. Although this book did get slow towards the middle with Malcolm repeatedly lecturing on the devil white man, in all I thought it was a good book. It should definitely be read so society truly understands the type of person Malcolm X was, how the Nation of Islam works, and what can be done to help the continuing struggle with racial equality.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen One of the greatest Americans, 17. August 1999
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: Autobiography of Malcolm X (Taschenbuch)
Dismissing Malcolm X as "racist" or "anti-Semitic" is a convenient way to avoid a dialogue about the United States' greatest barrier to unity and peace: our seeming inability to come to grips with the oppression the white man has heaped upon the non-white people of the world, and more specifically, on African-Americans and their ancestors. After practically destroying the Native American people and their culture, whites have insisted on maintaining economic and social superiority over the black population that is too numerous to simply kill off. It happens everywhere in America today, even in "liberal" cities like Portland, OR, where 95% of blacks live in one area of town where relatively few whites live. Malcolm X was unafraid to speak the unvarnished, undeniable truth about the effects and realities of American racism. Not only does he deliver a searing indictment of white "history," "the Autobiography of Malcolm X" also tells the inspirational story of a man who lifted himself out of the gutter to overcome what seemed to be an unavoidable fate and became a great thinker and a catalyst for social change. To me, one of Malcolm X's most astute observations is the link between Christianity and racism. Malcolm had nothing against Christ--indeed, even Islam recognizes Jesus as a prophet--but he provides numerous examples through the centuries of the destruction and misery brought by white Christians to the non-white populations of the world, all in the name of Jesus! It's a fact that most Christians (many of whom are African-American) and non-Christians refuse to face. Malcolm X was a great philosopher, a prophet, and a great American.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen "Black agents were sent to infiltrate us." (Malcolm X), 15. März 2013
Rezension bezieht sich auf: Autobiography of Malcolm X (Taschenbuch)
Malcolm X (born 1925) became one of the most influential black leaders of the 20th century, however he left no writings except this biography. His philosophy is known almost entirely from the countless speeches and interviews he gave between 1952 until his death in 1965. Many of those speeches, especially from the last year of his life, were recorded and have been published. It was often said that he was the only man in America who could start a race riot - or stop one. "I don't know," Malcolm X said when asked about this, "If I could start one, I don't know if I'd want to stop one." He was angry, "the angriest black man in America," he called himself. His contempt for the refinement of speech and vivid oratory, he was the black leader who expressed perhaps better than any other the fury and despair that had built up at the bottom of the social pyramid.

During his last two years Malcolm X succeeded to find meaning of the life he lived, a remarkable achievement considering his incredibly busy schedule. During long evenings, burning the midnight oil, he would visit Alex Haley's Greenwich Village studio and talk half the night - and then rise a few hours later to plunge again into his daily battle. Slowly the talks progressed, over countless cups of coffee lightened with cream - "the only thing I like integrated" - and slowly Malcolm X emerges as a surprisingly sensitive personality that defies his public image in thoughtful ways. By the time the book was completed just before his death, he had wrought something far beyond the initial purpose. Rarely has there been a volume about which it can be more fittingly said: Touch this book and you touch a man.

Malcolm X was aware that he steered a dangerous course, "I don't expect to be alive to read this book in print," he said in the final months before his assassination. However, he has here created a classic American testimony. A man who came from the lowest depths and in prison, he discovered not only the "religion of Islam" but also the world of books and learning. He has been described as one of the greatest and most influential African Americans in history and is credited with raising self-esteem of black Americans and "made clear the price that white America would have to pay if it did not accede to black America's legitimate demands." Even the Panthers were influenced by Malcolm X, as author Jama Lazerow, an authority on the Black Panther Party, famously writes "As inheritors of the discipline, pride, and calm self-assurance preached by Malcolm X, the Panthers became national heroes in African American communities by infusing abstract nationalism with street toughness."

Alex Haley, already popular for his interviews with prominent African Americans as Martin Luther King Jr., Sammy Davis Jr., and Quincy Jones asked Malcolm X if he could write a book on his life. The result was The Autobiograpy, that casts light on Malcolm's character, and his changing views toward the end of his life. The book memorializes for eternity the life of Malcolm X while transforming Haley, his collaborator, into a celebrated writer.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Forget all the Minuses About the Man, 10. Juni 2000
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: Autobiography of Malcolm X (Taschenbuch)
Growing up in a home where Martin Luther King, Jr. was considered the closest thing to a saint, I was not aware of much about Malcolm X. He was the ONE who was too radical, too opinionated, and too controversial for my parents to accept.
However, when I saw Spike Lee's masterful motion picture autobiography, I had to find out more about this man. I was led to read the life story in his own words and am I glad that I did.
Malcolm X was an individual who encompassed the rage and the determination of the black man of the 1960's. He began, as have so many struggling to survive in the inner city, as a hustler involved in the numbers game. This led to an incareration which brought him into the "light" of Islam.
His views changed and he spearheaded much of that movement designed to faciliate black economic survival and pride. He was misquoted, misunderstood, and underappreciated by the very people that he sought to uplift.
The book will bring the reader greater insight into this most complex human being. Previous biases about him should be placed aside and take him for what he was: a Black man with a mission, a mission to instill integrity and self-sufficiency in a people long denied many of America's basic principles.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen I'm telling you, read it., 18. Dezember 1998
Rezension bezieht sich auf: Autobiography of Malcolm X (Taschenbuch)
Before I read this book, I had a negative feeling about Malcolm X. Then I realized I didn't know anything about him. I don't like to pass judgement without being informed, so I decided to read this book. I didn't know what to expect. I read the book with a completely open mind. Anybody reading it would have to do so, or you won't get anything out of it. I now have a better understanding of what would make a black man view white people as "devils." I understand that black pride is not about being anti-white, but about overcoming the overwhelming odds that are stacked up against a Black American. I would recommend this book to anyone. I don't think there's a person in the world who couldn't learn something from it. For me, it was an entirely new viewpoint. I think a lot about race, but from MY perspecitve, as a white teenage girl who exclusively dates black men. That makes me deffensive about black people talking bad about "the white man." But I put down my deffenses and objectively read what turned out to be the most influential book I've ever read. After reading this book, I don't see how anybody could feel anything toward Malcolm X other than a deep admiration and respect.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Down-to-earth frankness and truth!, 2. August 1999
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: Autobiography of Malcolm X (Taschenbuch)
There are always a couple of morons who think they know better and give some stupid review, like the reader from Florida, June 30, 1999. It's much more worthy of one's life to learn the obvious thoroughly and to help people realize the pressing problems of racism than to waste one's life hiding one's self or trying to avoid facing the real problem(even a death threat). There are problems like racial problem that need immediate action. If Malcom X doesn't start to hit his head against the wall of racism, I think the wall of racism will still be there in this so-called liberal country. It's a pity that there are morons such as the one from Florida would give such a superficial and stupid review. I'm telling you(reader from Florida) this right now would mean I'm putting money in your pocket.It also means that I'm making you a little bit wiser. Besides the racial problem, there are a lot of things we can learn from Malcom X such as his sturdy determination and perseverance to attain knowledge. He is truly the self-educated man. This book might make some people uneasy but what is written in the book is the truth. It's a must-read
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