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The Sixteenth Round: From Number 1 Contender to #45472 Hardcover – 1 Jan 1974
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"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"" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
Rubin "Hurricane" Carter was released from prison in 1988. Former chair and CEO of Canada's Association in Defence of the Wrongly Convicted and, since 2005, CEO of Innocence International, Dr. Carter is the author of "Eye of the Hurricane: My Path from Darkness to Freedom." His life has been the subject of three books and a major motion picture, "The Hurricane, "starring Denzel Washington.The recipient of honorary doctor of law degrees from Griffith University, Australia, and York University, Toronto." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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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.
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