The Sixteenth Round: From Number 1 Contender to Number 45472

The Sixteenth Round: From Number 1 Contender to Number 45472


Rubin "Hurricane" Carter used to be driving a wave of luck. The survivor of a tough early life, he rose to turn into a best contender for the middleweight boxing crown. yet his profession crashed to a halt on could 26, 1967, while he and one other guy have been stumbled on responsible of the homicide of 3 white humans and sentenced to 3 consecutive lifestyles phrases.

            Written from legal and primary released in 1974, The 16th Round chronicles Hurricane's trip from the hoop to solitary confinement. The publication was once his cry for aid to the general public, an try and set the list instantly and strength a brand new trial. Bob Dylan wrote his vintage anthem "Hurricane" approximately his fight, and Muhammad Ali and hundreds of thousands of others took up his reason. the ability of Carter's voice, in addition to his ironic humor, makes this an eloquent, soul-stirring account of a notable life.

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