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- DescriptionThe life of Malcolm 'Shorty' Jarvis, Malcolm X's best friend before his conversion to Islam, is the subject of this memoir. Through this book, Jarvis (who died in September 1998) and Paul D. Nichols tell Jarvis' story - to set the record straight about his personality and character, which they felt had been falsely portrayed in other books and films about Malcolm X. The relationship between Jarvis and Malcolm X began in a Roxbury pool hall in 1942. A main purpose of this book is to bring to light information about the life, spirituality, and philosophy of Malcolm 'Shorty' Jarvis, an accomplished jazz musician. It includes numerous photographs.
- Author BiographyMalcolm Shorty Jarvis died in September of 1998 after a five-year struggle with liver cancer. His life has been portrayed by Spike Lee in the movie Malcolm X and by Alex Haley in The Autobiography of Malcolm X. Paul Nichols lives in Seattle, Washington.
- Author(s)Malcolm L. Jarvis,Paul D. Nichols
- PublisherMcFarland & Co Inc
- Date of Publication15/12/2008
- SubjectAutobiography: General
- Place of PublicationJefferson, NC
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintMcFarland & Co Inc
- Content Notephotos, index
- Weight249 g
- Width150 mm
- Height221 mm
- Spine15 mm
- Edited byCornel R. West
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