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Hurricane-the miraculous journey of rubin carter
Hurricane-the miraculous journey of rubin carter Author:Jqames Hirsch New York Times Bestseller. — 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 jersery. Over the next decade, carter gradually amassed convincing evidence of his innocence and the vocal support of celebrities from bob dylan to muha... more »mmad 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 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 multi year battle to free him. As carter orchestrated this effort from his cell, he also embarked on a singular intellectual journey, which ultimately led to a freedom more profound than any that could be granted by a legal authority. A fascinating book.« less