The purpose of this page is to introduce the book "Extreme Virtue: Truth and Leadership
in Five Great American Lives," and to point toward sources of information on the five figures lionized therein:
Emma Goldman, Voltairine de Cleyre, Barry Goldwater, John Fire Lame Deer, and Malcolm X.
read the introduction
The amazing Emma Goldman papers project at Berkeley, under Candace Falk.
Goldman page at the Anarchy Archives
Her classic autobiography:
Some of her writings:
Excellent recent biographies:
Voltairine de Cleyre:
Voltarine bit at Anarchy Archives.
Sharon Presley's Volatairine page
Read a version of the Voltairine chapter
text of his 1964 acceptance speech at the republican convention:
One of the autobiographies:
Richard Perlstein's recent book:
John Fire Lame Deer:
The great and hilarious autobiography, with Richard Erdoes:
Exellent book by his son, Archie:
Clyde Holler's fine book on Lakota religion:
my book "act like you know" includes a long chapter on malcolm
the autobiography, one of the most widely read books of the 20th century
speeches etc: well worth your attention.
half of decaro's excekllent religious portrait:
spike lee's interpretation of the autobio, starring denzel: