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The Sixteenth Round: From Number 1 Contender to #45472


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ISBN13: 9780140149296
ISBN10: 0140149295
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On May 26, 1967, the spiraling career of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, then the top contender for the world middleweight boxing crown, came to a shuddering and tragic halt: he and a young fan were found guilty of murder of three white people in a New Jersey bar. The nightmare knew no bounds as Carter traded his superstar status for a prison number and the concrete walls of some of America's most horrific institutions. Originally published as an attempt by Carter to set the record straight and force a new trial, The Sixteenth 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 mesmerizing re-creation of his furious battles in the ring and in the courtroom set against the backdrop of the turbulent sixties. The liveliness of Carter's street language, its power and ironic humor, makes this an eloquent, soul-stirring account of a remarkable life not soon to be forgotten.

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In 1974, Rubin "Hurricane" Carter's autobiography, THE 16th ROUND was published by Viking. Written from prison, Carter chronicled the twisted events that took him from world middleweight boxing contender to his life sentence as the accused murderer of three people in a New Jersey bar. Joan Baez, Muhammad Ali and Roberta Flack protested his innocence, and Bob Dylan wrote his classic anthem "Hurricane" about Carter's struggle. But it took the determined efforts of a group of Canadians, including Sam Chaiton and Terry Swinton to free Rubin Carter.

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keeley2007, January 18, 2008 (view all comments by keeley2007)
i think ruben carter is an inspring man, it makes me think my life cant be that bad and i can get through anything if i just keep my chin up......what an amazing man!!!
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From Number 1 Contender to Number 45472
Carter, Rubin
Carter, Rubin "Hurricane"
Penguin Global
Toronto :
People of Color
Judicial error
Personal Memoirs
Criminals & Outlaws
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Mass Market
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Publication Date:
July 2003
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8.72x5.66x.81 in. .77 lbs.

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