By Rubin "Hurricane" Carter
Rubin "Hurricane" Carter was once driving a wave of good fortune. The survivor of a tough adolescence, he rose to turn into a most sensible contender for the middleweight boxing crown. yet his profession crashed to a halt on could 26, 1967, whilst he and one other guy have been chanced on in charge of the homicide of 3 white humans and sentenced to 3 consecutive lifestyles phrases.
Written from criminal and primary released in 1974, The 16th Round chronicles Hurricane's trip from the hoop to solitary confinement. The e-book was once his cry for support to the general public, an try to 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 impressive existence.
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