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Malcolm X: By Any Means Necessary

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2002

    Another Malcolm X biography

    I read this book after I could not find the autobiography in a school library. I was disappointed at the simplicity of the book and that it was too short to get a good idea of who Malcolm X really was. To anybody considering reading this: skip it and pick up the autobiography.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2013

    I am a high school sophomore who had to do a research project. T

    I am a high school sophomore who had to do a research project. This book is more of a modified version of his autobiography. His
    autobiography is much more detailed compared to Meyers version. This book isn't very specific or detailed. It skimmed over his life
    and was very simple. I consider this an easy read. It did go over his whole life from his childhood, teen years, when he was working with
    Elijah Muhammad, and after he wasn't with the Nation of Islam. Though it was very detailed, it does tell the most important facts of his 
    life and skims over the details. It even has exerts from Malcolm X's autobiography stating his opinions. Walter Dean Meyer's doesn't 
    really state if he agrees or disagrees with Malcolm, more just telling it as it happened. This book showed how strong minded        
    Malcolm truly was and how he was determined to do what he thought was right. The book itself is very short. Only 224 pages and
    the text is very large and there's pictures. What is helpful is there is a timeline in the back of the book with what is happening in the
    world on one side, and what is going on in Malcolm's life on the other. After reading this book, though I do not agree with everything
    Malcolm thought or did, I do respect and see why he would believe he did. Overall, this is an okay book without much detail and 
    if you are looking for more detail his autobiography will be a better choice.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2012

    very good

    very good

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 16, 2011

    vita mirabilis!!!

    A book not only about a very contraversial person in American society. But a book that will stand the test of time simply as a good book. Malcom x born Malcom Little will take you on a journy of hardships laughs and tears. Not only of african history but one of American history. In what some call the greatest time in american history.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2005

    It's an inspirational noval

    Malcolm X was a strong man that does things his ways. This book explains the back in the day story of the legend.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2013

    I am a sophmore in High School and i read this book for my resea

    I am a sophmore in High School and i read this book for my research project. I think this book
    was sort of helpful because i learned most about Malcolm and his life style. It was an interesting
    book because i got to go more into his life, when he was little and hustling on the streets, when he 
    was in prison and found out about the Nation of Islam, till he died well known all around the world. 
    I would recommend but also not recommend this book to other high school students. Why i would t
    recommend this book is because it gave some detailed information about Malcolm growing up and 
    changing all through the book. Why i wouldn't recommend this book is because it seems to not have 
    that much information. The biography seems to be a short book for a person who has done so many 
    things, and to have changed the world with such impact on everyone, not just black people. Other than
    that i really enjoyed the book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2004

    Malcolm X: Man of Many Words

    This book gives you a key look at a man many say is evil.If you really read this book you will reliaze what malcolm was feeling from his days as a teen,to a man of wisdom.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted October 19, 2010

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