The Sixteenth Round

The Sixteenth Round

From Number 1 Contender to Number 45472

eBook - 2011
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The survivor of a difficult childhood and youth, Rubin Carter 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 in a New Jersey bar. While in prison, Carter chronicled the events that led him from the ring to three consecutive life sentences and 10 years in solitary confinement. His story was a cry for help to the public, an attempt to set the record straight and force a new trial. Bob Dylan wrote a classic anthem for Carter's struggle; and Joan Baez.
Publisher: Chicago : Lawrence Hill Books, 2011
ISBN: 9781569768617
1569768617
9781569768594
1569768595
9780140149296
0140149295
Characteristics: 1 online resource (367 pages)

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