Provides a dramatic portrait of one of the most important black leaders of the twentieth century.
Peter Goldman is an author and journalist living in New York City. A former national-affairs writer and senior editor at Newsweek, he is the author of eleven books including, most recently, his first novel, The Last Minstrel Show: A Detective Story.
"Goldman, shiningly eloquent, accurately gauges the impact of
Malcolm's life on a whole generation of black people. . . . Malcolm
would have, I think, approved of Goldman's biography and that would
have been no faint praise."--New York Times Book Review
"Peter Goldman has written a masterful account. . . . An indispensable starting point for anyone interested in contemporary black life."--Washington Post Book World
"Nowhere else in print has such a detailed, objective account of Malcolm X's last tragic years appeared. . . . Demonstrates how Malcolm X's influence in the black community became really significant upon his death."--Library Journal