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5.0 out of 5 stars Inspirational, 5 May 2011
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This book is very well written - I couldn't stop reading it, feeling compelled to do so with the inspirational messages and examples of humbleness, human strength, dignity, hope and compassion. Are these the traits one would normally expect to hear from a boxer - probably not (and unfairly so I might add). What struck me most was that despite everything that the author has been through there is no anger or malice in his words - instead there are many messages and whole chapters of hope and inspiration aimed at giving a message of positivity and belief in a higher justice - amen to that!

This is a book I can highly recommend and one that I will read again quite a few times to come yet.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Rubin Carter is a legend., 1 Oct. 2013
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Since learning of his story through his previous book, I soon bought this one. I love how it's written and how he walks you through his life and his struggles, it's so inspirational. It also has a beautiful introduction from the revolutionary himself, Nelson Mandela. Would definitely recommend for anyone who would like to read beyond his life in prison and whoever has a interest in learning about a man's struggle for the fight for justice. With the help of many others of course such as Bob Dylan and Muhammad Ali.
Definitely a good read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Passionate, insightful and thought provoking, 30 Mar. 2012
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The author talks of controlling anger and practicing forgiveness, but reading of the injustices in this book will leave the compassionate reader livid at the unfair justice system, the ignorant and arrogant authority with too much power and too little intelligence, right up to the irresponsibility of world governments.
I leaves me genuinely living in fear of ever being wrongfully convicted of any crime. In a country that uses fear to control the population, be it communism, killer bees or terrorism, the real fear is the power that the public are told is there to protect them.
There are a lot of opinionated views in this book, not necessarily balanced but certainly back up with good examples and evidence.
I particularly like a spiritual side of the book, being agnostic, I find the parts of the bible the author chooses to use are not of the hypercritic and self-rigours preaching so often heard and abused but those of insightful and passionate goodness.
I would say read this book slowly, there is a lot in it, a gem on nearly every page, it would be a dishonour to the author to miss a heartfelt, genuine piece of wisdom, experienced and practiced not simple preached.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great read, 5 Jun. 2014
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This review is from: Eye of the Hurricane (Paperback)
Bought it for my husband ,who had read a review of the book .HE really enjoyed the book ,and found Dr Carter life story was once again to be awesome that some one could endure what happened to him and he came through it all sane and inspiring
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5.0 out of 5 stars A 'gurdjieff cracker!, 15 Jan. 2011
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Many books about the system of personal growth that G I Gurdjieff brought to the western world lack any sense of real world realism. Not so with this beauty!

Rubin Carter is a true hero and a man who has learned to 'walk the talk' in regards to changing the way he dealt with being locked up for 20 years for a crime he did not commit. Rubin's understanding of the 'work' is deep and profound and I found gems of life changing wisdom on many pages.

If you want a book that truly shows the 'way' and the 'way to live the way' then get this book.
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