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HURRICANE - The Miraculous Journey of Rubin Carter by  James S. (re: Hurricane Rubin Carter) Hirsch - Paperback - Fifth Printing - 2000 - from W. Fraser Sandercombe and Biblio.co.uk

HURRICANE - The Miraculous Journey of Rubin Carter

by Hirsch, James S. (re: Hurricane Rubin Carter)

Condition: Very Good


New York: Mariner Books - Houghton Mifflin, 2000. 358 pp. Trade paperback format. Light edge and corner wear with a faintly creased spine; ink mark on the leading edge of the text block; no interior markings. Illustrated with black and white plates. The Contents are: Death House Rendezvous; Wild West on the Passaic; Danger on the Streets; Mystery Witness; Force of Nature; Boxer Rebellion; Radical Chic Redux; Revenge of Passaic County; Search for the Miraculous; The Inner Circle of Humanity; Paradise Found; Powerful Appeals; Final Judgment; The Eagle Rises; Vindication; and Tears of Renewal; followed by an epilogue and an index.. Fifth Printing. Soft Cover. Very Good. 8vo.

In 1967, the black boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter and a young acquaintance, John Artis, were wrongly convicted of triple murder by an all-white jury in Paterson, New Jersey. Over the next decade, Carter gradually amassed convincing evidence of his innocence and the vocal support of celebrities from Bob Dylan to Muhammad Ali. He was freed in 1976 pending a new trial, but he lost his appeal -- to the amazement of many -- and landed back in prison. Carter, bereft, shunned almost all human contact until he received a letter from Lesra Martin, a teenager raised in a Brooklyn ghetto. Against his bitter instincts, Carter agreed to meet with Martin, thus taking the first step on a tortuous path back to the world. Martin introduced him to an enigmatic group of Canadians who helped wage a successful battle to free him. As Carter orchestrated this effort from his cell, he also embarked on a singular intellectual journey, which led ultimately to a freedom more profound than any that could be granted by a legal authority.




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