Search Results: "Malcolm W. Browne"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"While the author says little here about his private life, his episodic recollections of a news-gathering career in the world's combat zones and boondocks make for an absorbing chronicle. (Sixteen pages of photographs—not seen)"
A top foreign correspondent's anecdotal memoir that, despite its ramshackle structure, affords many pleasures and not a few surprises. Read full book review >

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MALCOLM by Bruce Perry
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 1991

"A complex portrait that successfully illuminates the inner conflicts that drove Malcolm X to greatness and destruction."
Perry (ed., The Last Speeches of Malcolm X—not reviewed) uses hundreds of interviews, government records, and Malcolm X's own speeches and letters to present a lively, critical biography of the black nationalist hero. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: Jan. 31, 2000

"What emerges most clearly is a portrait of a complex, compelling spokesman who was growing and changing up to the moment he was cut down. (Picture book/biography. 6-8)"
With but a light sprinkling of names and dates, Myers condenses his Malcolm X: By Any Means Necessary (1993) to picture- book length. Read full book review >

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MALCOLM X by Manning Marable
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 4, 2011

"A bold, sure-footed, significant biography of enormous depth and feeling."
A candid, corrective look at the Nation of Islam leader and renegade—and a deeply informed investigation of the evolution of his thinking on race and revolution. Read full book review >

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MALCOLM X by Jack Rummel
Released: March 22, 1989

In the "Black Americans of Achievement" series, a biography of a noted black militant of the 60's. Read full book review >

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MALCOLM X by Walter Dean Myers
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Jan. 1, 1993

A fervent portrait of the controversial man who "put the hard edge on the [civil rights] movement" and "scared America" with his anger. Read full book review >

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MALCOLM X by Michael Friedly
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 29, 1992

"1290; Benjamin Karim's Remembering Malcolm, reviewed below), the most revealing about the killing. (Eight-page photo insert.)"
One of three Malcolm X books (so far) set to appear along with Spike Lee's epic film. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 15, 1992

"A most rewarding remembrance. (Illustrations.)"
Admirably modest, intimate, and compelling dual bio/memoir of Malcolm X and his assistant minister Benjamin Goodman, now Benjamin Karim. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 18, 2000

"Hartigan depicts Wilson as not only an organizational genius, but also as an amazingly resilient, largely appealing, and otherwise immensely interesting human being."
A readable, informative, succinct, respectful, but nonreverential biography of Bill Wilson (1895-1971), the guiding spirit and organizer of Alcoholics Anonymous, the hugely successful (millions of members in 140 countries) Read full book review >

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ELÉCTRICO W by Hervé Le Tellier
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 18, 2013

"Delicate handling of deep themes—loss, missed connections, meaninglessness—gives the novel an emotional charge greater than its low-key particulars and pacing."
A French journalist and a Portuguese photographer find they have some uncomfortable things in common in this latest from Le Tellier (Enough About Love, 2011, etc.). Read full book review >

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MALCOLM LITTLE by Ilyasah Shabazz
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 7, 2014

"A daughter's proud but overwrought tribute to her father and his parents. (Picture book/ biography. 7-10)"
The childhood of the controversial African-American activist was shaped by parental love and white racism. Read full book review >

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MALCOLM X by Kevin Brown
BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 1, 1995

"This isn't written with the passion of Walter Dean Myers's Malcolm X: By Any Means Necessary (1993), but it is a thoughtful, well-documented new entry in a crowded field. (notes, bibliography, index) (Biography. 11-15)"
Dramatic book design and an analytical approach mark this biography of the so-called ``angriest black man in America.'' Brown characterizes Malcolm X's life as one of repeated radical transformations—from young social work case to glib street hustler to ascetic religious convert to increasingly articulate public figure—a man whose ideas also changed, and changed again, and were still in the process of changing at his death. Read full book review >