The Sixteenth Round Rubin Carter

ISBN: 9780446910200



The Sixteenth Round  by  Rubin Carter

The Sixteenth Round by Rubin Carter
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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 Americas 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 Carters 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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