by Les Payne and Tamara Payne
This highly acclaimed new book is winner of the 2020 National Book Award for Nonfiction. Les Payne, the renowned Pulitzer Prize–winning investigative journalist, embarked in 1990 on a nearly thirty-year-long quest to interview those who had known Malcolm X — all living siblings of the Malcolm Little family, classmates, street friends, cellmates, Nation of Islam figures, FBI moles and cops, and political leaders around the world. The resulting historic biography brings this monumental figure fully to life for the first time, and provides additional information about his assassination at the hands of a "goon squad" with ties to the FBI and CIA.
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