The Sixteenth Round: From Number 1 Contender to Number 45472

Author(s): Rubin "Hurricane" Carter

Biography & Memoir

Rubin "Hurricane" Carter was riding a wave of success. The survivor of a difficult youth, he 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 and sentenced to three consecutive life terms. Written from prison and first published in 1974, "The Sixteenth Round" chronicles Hurricane's journey from the ring to solitary confinement. The book was his cry for help to the public, an attempt to set the record straight and force a new trial. Bob Dylan wrote his classic anthem "Hurricane" about his struggle, and Muhammad Ali and thousands ofothers took up his cause. The power of Carter's voice, as well as his ironic humor, makes this an eloquent, soul-stirring account of a remarkable life."


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"A shocking, savage and brilliant indictment of racial injustice and the inhumanity of the prison." --"Globe and Mail"

Rubin "Hurricane" Carter is former chair and CEO of Canada's Association in Defence of the Wrongly Convicted and current CEO of Innocence International. He received honorary doctor of law degrees from Griffith University of Australia and York University in Toronto in recognition of his extensive legal work. He lives in Toronto, Ontario.

General Fields

  • : 9781569765678
  • : Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
  • : Lawrence Hill Books
  • : 0.494416
  • : April 2011
  • : 228mm X 155mm X 18mm
  • : July 2011
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 155mm x 228mm
  • : Rubin "Hurricane" Carter
  • : Paperback
  • : 411
  • : English
  • : 365.6092
  • : 368
  • : WSTB
  • : illustrations