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The Autobiography of Malcolm X

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One of Time’s 10 most important nonfiction books of the 20th century. Experience a bold take on this classic autobiography as it’s performed by Oscar-nominated Laurence Fishburne.  In this searing classic autobiography, originally published in 1965, Malcolm X, the Muslim leader, firebrand, and Black empowerment activist, tells the extraordinary story of his life and the growth of the Human Rights movement. His fascinating perspective on the lies and limitations of the American dream and the inherent racism in a society that denies its non-White citizens the opportunity to dream, gives extraordinary insight into the most urgent issues of our own time.  The Autobiography of Malcolm X stands as the definitive statement of a movement and a man whose work was never completed but whose message is timeless. It is essential for anyone who wants to understand the African American experience and America as a whole. 

©1965 Alex Haley and Malcolm X, © 1965 by Alex Haley and Betty Shabazz (P)2020 Audible, Inc.

Length: 16 hrs and 52 mins
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Lampedusa

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Shortlisted for the 2019 Scotiabank Giller Prize From the number-one nationally best-selling author of By Gaslight, a novel of exquisite emotional force about love and art in the life of one of the great writers, reminiscent of Colm Tóibín's The Master, or Michael Cunningham's The Hours. In sun-drenched Sicily, among the decadent Italian aristocracy of the late 1950s, Giuseppe Tomasi, the last prince of Lampedusa, struggles to complete the novel that will be his lasting legacy, The Leopard. With a firm devotion to the historical record, Lampedusa leaps effortlessly into the mind of the writer and inhabits the complicated heart of a man facing down the end of his life, struggling to make something of lasting worth, while there is still time.  Achingly beautiful and elegantly conceived, Steven Price's new novel is an intensely moving story of one man's awakening to the possibilities of life, intimately woven against the transformative power of a great work of art.

©2019 Steven Price (P)2019 Penguin Random House Canada

Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
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The Flamethrowers

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The year is 1975 and Reno - so-called because of the place of her birth - has come to New York intent on turning her fascination with motorcycles and speed into art. Her arrival coincides with an explosion of activity in the art world - artists have colonized a deserted and industrial SoHo, are staging actions in the East Village, and are blurring the line between life and art. Reno meets a group of dreamers and raconteurs who submit her to a sentimental education of sorts. Ardent, vulnerable, and bold, she begins an affair with an artist named Sandro Valera, the semi-estranged scion of an Italian tire and motorcycle empire. When they visit Sandro’s family home in Italy, Reno falls in with members of the radical movement that overtook Italy in the seventies. Betrayal sends her reeling into a clandestine undertow.

The Flamethrowers is an intensely engaging exploration of the mystique of the feminine, the fake, the terrorist. At its center is Kushner’s brilliantly realized protagonist, a young woman on the verge. Thrilling and fearless, this is a major American novel from a writer of spectacular talent and imagination.

©2013 Rachel Kushner (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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Speeches by Malcolm X - The Ultimate Collection

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"Any kind of movement for freedom of Black people based solely within the confines of America is absolutely doomed to fail." Speeches and interviews of Malcolm X.

©2020 Black History (P)2020 Black History

Narrator: Malcolm X
Author: Malcolm X
Category: History, World
Length: 17 hrs and 48 mins
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Malcolm X (Spanish Edition)

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En la década de 1960, decisiva para el movimiento por los derechos civiles, numerosas voces de protesta y de cambio se elevaron por encima del estruendo de la historia y de las falsas promesas. Pero una de ellas sonaba con más urgencia y pasión que el resto: Malcolm X, el líder musulmán, instigador y antiintegracionista, calificado en alguna ocasión como el hombre más peligroso de América, desafiaba al mundo a escuchar y aprender la verdad como él la había experimentado. Fundó la Organización de la Unidad Afroamericana para enviar a los afroamericanos de todo el país un mensaje inspirador de orgullo, poder y autodeterminación. Un perdurable mensaje, tan relevante hoy como entonces. En esta ya clásica autobiografía, publicada originalmente en 1964, Malcolm X cuenta la extraordinaria historia de su vida y la efervescencia del movimiento musulmán negro al veterano escritor y periodista Alex Haley, ganador del premio Pulitzer por su libro Raíces. En una colaboración única, a través de más de cincuenta entrevistas, Haley escuchó y comprendió al más controvertido líder de su tiempo. Sus palabras definen la lucha afroamericana por la igualdad social y económica en el seno de la cultura americana, una batalla por la supervivencia. Malcolm X ofrece una fascinante perspectiva sobre las mentiras y limitaciones del sueño americano, y sobre el racismo de una sociedad que niega a sus ciudadanos no blancos la oportunidad de soñar. La declaración definitiva de un movimiento y un hombre cuyo trabajo nunca fue terminado, pero cuyo mensaje es atemporal. Please note: This audiobook is in Latin American Spanish.

©2015 César Guidini y Gemma Moral; 2015 Capitán Swing Libros, S. L.1964 Malcolm X & Alex Haley (P)2020 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Gerardo Vazquez
Length: 21 hrs and 28 mins
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