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The Sixteenth Round: From Number 1 Contender to Nu
by Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter

ISBN: 9781569765678
PUBLISHER: Chicago Review Press
FORMAT: Paperback
PAGES: 339
PUBLICATION DATE: 1.04.2011
DIMENSIONS: 228mmX155mmX18mm 490grams

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The survivor of a difficult childhood and youth, Rubin Carter rose to become a top contender for the middleweight boxing crown. But his career crashed to a halt on May 26, 1967, when he and another man were found guilty of the murder of three white people in a New Jersey bar. While in prison, Carter chronicled the events that led him from the ring to three consecutive life sentences and 10 years in solitary confinement. His story was a cry for help to the public, an attempt to set the record straight and force a new trial. Bob Dylan wrote a classic anthem for Carter's struggle; and Joan Baez, Muhammad Ali, Roberta Flack, and thousands more took up the cause as well. Originally published in 1974, this account is an eye-opening examination of growing up black in America, problems in the United States prison system, and Carter's own battles.

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