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Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

10 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

Highly Recommended!

I have just started reading this book and it is so enlighting. I have not been able to put this book down. One of the best books I have read so far regarding Malcolm X. It amazes me how this author has put togethor pieces of a crime that police have not be able to do or...
I have just started reading this book and it is so enlighting. I have not been able to put this book down. One of the best books I have read so far regarding Malcolm X. It amazes me how this author has put togethor pieces of a crime that police have not be able to do or cared to do. Sad that the author did not live to see the success of this book, that I am certain it would be.

posted by Curious_Reader79 on April 5, 2011

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18 out of 54 people found this review helpful.

Why now I truly wonder?

This book that claims to be an extensive history of The Autobiography of Malcolm X it is not.Manning Marable wrote a book at first seem to be genuine at provide new detail of Malcolm X, then the slander and malicious statements made places this book possibly as fiction ...
This book that claims to be an extensive history of The Autobiography of Malcolm X it is not.Manning Marable wrote a book at first seem to be genuine at provide new detail of Malcolm X, then the slander and malicious statements made places this book possibly as fiction and why did the author not speak with family or wait so long to publish the book and isn't ironic the book is published after Marable passed away. I would have loved to hear the answers many would have asked him of this book.
To questioned Malcolm sexuality is classless and beneath all the history Manning Marable had made prior to this book. Read this at your own risk,save your money and rent it a library,not waste money on something that does not add, but tries to divide African American community and history.Avoid please

posted by patientyetswift on April 4, 2011

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2011

    Why now I truly wonder?

    This book that claims to be an extensive history of The Autobiography of Malcolm X it is not.Manning Marable wrote a book at first seem to be genuine at provide new detail of Malcolm X, then the slander and malicious statements made places this book possibly as fiction and why did the author not speak with family or wait so long to publish the book and isn't ironic the book is published after Marable passed away. I would have loved to hear the answers many would have asked him of this book.
    To questioned Malcolm sexuality is classless and beneath all the history Manning Marable had made prior to this book. Read this at your own risk,save your money and rent it a library,not waste money on something that does not add, but tries to divide African American community and history.Avoid please

    18 out of 54 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2011

    THIS IS A WASTE OF TIME AND MONEY

    A lauded Professor writes another book filled with innuendo. Hasn't he done this before? What is his obsession with pulling back layers that don't effect the legacy of those he researches? I do not believe he uncovered information the government missed. I believe a sick and desperate man wanted a legacy of his own, even if he had to use others to obtain it.

    4 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 3, 2011

    What a waste

    Is this the legacy Marable Manning wants to leave tasteless garbage.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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