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5.0 out of 5 stars
A superb insight into the fight between black and white., 4 Dec. 2003
I'm not really the type of person who really reads autobiographies, but this made no difference. Ever since I saw the movie with Denzel Washington, I have been searching for this book.
Once I began reading it, I found I could not put it down. It is a truly compelling book, with a fantastic view on how blacks were treated only a few decades ago in America. I found myself disgusted with various aspects of how black people were treated by the police, and the way in which the whole trial was twisted to make it seem as if Rubin Carter was the one in the wrong.
The end of the book is one of the best I have ever read, and left me feeling very sad that such a great man was torn away from everything he loved by those who just wanted to persecute black people.
Most certainly a book which will open your eyes.