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The Sixteenth Round : From Number 1 Contender to Number 45472 - Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter

The Sixteenth Round

From Number 1 Contender to Number 45472

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Rubin "Hurricane" Carter was riding a wave of success. The survivor of a difficult youth, he rose to become a top contender for the middleweight boxing crown. But his career crashed to a halt on May 26, 1967, when he and another man were found guilty of the murder of three white people and sentenced to three consecutive life terms.

            Written from prison and first published in 1974, The Sixteenth Round chronicles Hurricane's journey from the ring to solitary confinement. The book was his cry for help to the public, an attempt to set the record straight and force a new trial. Bob Dylan wrote his classic anthem "Hurricane" about his struggle, and Muhammad Ali and thousands of others took up his cause. The power of Carter's voice, as well as his ironic humor, makes this an eloquent, soul-stirring account of a remarkable life.

"A shocking, savage and brilliant indictment of racial injustice and the inhumanity of the prison." --"Globe and Mail"

The Preliminaryp. 1
The First Round: The Beginningp. 4
The Second Round: The Birth of Vengeancep. 12
The Third Round: A Fight for Lifep. 26
The Fourth Round: Hell Hath No Fury Like the State Home's Scornp. 43
The Fifth Round: Here Come the Headwhuppers!p. 63
The Sixth Round: The Death of a Young Soulp. 71
The Seventh Round: Vindictivenessp. 77
The Eighth Round: Free, Free at Last!p. 93
The Ninth Round: The Epitome of Ignorancep. 106
The Tenth Round: Getting It All Togetherp. 119
The Eleventh Round: Trying to Make It Real Compared to What?p. 135
The Twelfth Round: Prison Is a Place Called Hellp. 160
The Thirteenth Round: Hit 'Em Hard and Hit 'Em Fastp. 186
The Fourteenth Round: The Awful Scream of Silencep. 224
The Fifteenth Round: American Justice-Jersey Stylep. 251
The Sixteenth Round: What Will Your Verdict Be?p. 308
Prize Fighting Recordp. 33
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ISBN: 9781569765678
ISBN-10: 1569765677
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Published: 1st April 2011
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.6  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.5