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 the Paperback edition.
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 the Paperback edition.
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Top Customer Reviews
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.
Originally published as an attempt by Carter to set the record straight and force a new trial, "The 16th Round" is timeless. It is an eye-opening portrait of growing up black in America, a scathing indictment of the prison system Carter grew up in and out of, and a mesmerising recreation of his furious battles in the ring and in the courtroom set against the backdrop of the turbulent sixties. The liveliness of Carter's prose, its power and ironic humour, makes this an eloquent, soul-stirring account off a remarkable life not soon to be forgotten. This autobiography documents the shocking, savage and brilliant indictment of racial injustice and the inhumanity of prison life. The unbelievable story of how Carter finally regained his freedom is told in "Lazarus and the Hurricane", a penguin book and the now major motion picture "The Hurricane" with the delicious Denzel Washington.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
great inspirational book, well worth reading. This is well written and intellectual.Published 4 months ago by moonwolf
Fantastic book, it's that outrageous it feels like fiction! Enjoy!Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
the story of Rubin Carter, wrongly jailed for a triple murder, who was a contender for the middleweight boxing crown of the world.Published 6 months ago by peter scanlon
The book is great, unfortunately it arrived with a fold across the front cover, diagonally which went back about ten pages. Fine for me but did atriums if intended for a present. 😔Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer