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Hurricane - The Life of Rubin Carter, Fighter (Paperback, New Ed): James S Hirsch
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James S Hirsch

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‘We dedicate ourselves to doing all we can in helping free Rubin Carter, a Great Man who was unjustly imprisoned.’ Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier, 1975

In 1967 the boxer Rubin Carter was pulled over by the Paterson police and accused of a triple bar-room murder: the victims were white, all the jurors at the trial that convicted Carter were white, the judge was white. Carter was one of the best-known black-power advocates of the era. During the first ten years in prison, he amassed evidence of his innocence and attracted celebrity support for his freedom, including Bob Dylan, who wrote the song ‘Hurricane’ about Rubin. But his appeals failed. Instead, the support of a young boy from the ghetto and a Canadian commune led to Rubin’s freedom, first from despair and ultimately, triumphantly, from prison for good, in 1985.

This account, written with Carter’s express co-operation, is a poignant combination of jailhouse redemption, David versus Goliath legal battles, and human heroism under the repeated blows of injustice. It’s a fighter’s story.


Imprint: Fourth Estate
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: November 2000
Authors: James S Hirsch
Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 25mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - B-format
Pages: 368
Edition: New Ed
ISBN-13: 978-1-84115-130-4
Barcode: 9781841151304
Categories: Books > Sport & Leisure > Sports & outdoor recreation > Combat sports & self-defence > Boxing
Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography > Sport
Books > Biography > Sport
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social issues > Equal opportunities
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Ethnic studies
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Ethnic studies > General
LSN: 1-84115-130-0

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