I'm just about to finish Malcolm X's autobiography and I think I have never read a book that has moved me and made me think as much as this one has. This man had such charisma that it jumps out at you from the page from 40 years ago! His assessment of America and its treatment towards the Black people is outstanding and it is very easy to see why the white establishment feared him so much and the Black people loved him so. His intelligence is astounding especially as he was self-taught (he left school during 8th grade) and he was becoming a much more mature thinker when he was assassinated in 1964. The book is also a fascinating social history, from the street hustler during the 1940s to the inner sanctum of the Nation of Islam to his Hajj to Makkah. I would recommend this book to everyone because it challenges what you think about not only yourself but also the world you live in. He was truly remarkable man!