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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.
"Carter's scorching and poetic autobiography." --"Toronto Sun" "A document of life lived in the center of hell." "Sports Illustrated"" "When they come to list the greatest boxers, Hurrican's name isn't likely to pop up in the Top 10. But when they come to list the greatest figures of the 20th century, he'll be alone at the peak." "Boston Globe "" "A shocking, savage and brilliant indictment of racial injustice and the inhumanity of the prison." "Globe and Mail"" "Carter's scorching and poetic autobiography." "Toronto Sun""
I bought "The Sixteenth round" for my daughter to give to her father for his birthday. He absolutely loved it.
Parkes. NSW Australia
The Sixteenth Round
The First Round: The Beginning
The Second Round: The Birth of Vengeance
The Third Round: A Fight for Life
The Fourth Round: Hell Hath No Fury Like the State Home's Scorn
The Fifth Round: Here Come the Headwhuppers!
The Sixth Round: The Death of a Young Soul
The Seventh Round: Vindictiveness
The Eighth Round: Free, Free at Last!
The Ninth Round: The Epitome of Ignorance
The Tenth Round: Getting It All Together
The Eleventh Round: Trying to Make It Real Compared to What?
The Twelfth Round: Prison Is a Place Called Hell
The Thirteenth Round: Hit 'Em Hard and Hit 'Em Fast
The Fourteenth Round: The Awful Scream of Silence
The Fifteenth Round: American Justice-Jersey Style
The Sixteenth Round: What Will Your Verdict Be?
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ISBN: 9781569765678 ISBN-10: 1569765677 Audience:
Number Of Pages: 339 Published: 1st April 2011 Publisher: Chicago Review Press Country of Publication: US Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 16.51
Weight (kg): 0.49