Hurricane The Miraculous Journey of Rubin Carter

ISBN-10: 0618087281
ISBN-13: 9780618087280
Edition: 2000
Authors: James S. Hirsch
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Description: 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  More...

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List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 10/20/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

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.

James S. Hirsch is a former reporter for the "New York Times" & the "Wall Street Journal." He lives in Needham, Massachusetts.

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
Tears of Renewal
Epilogue
Sources
Acknowledgments
Index

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