The Sixteenth Round: From Number 1 Contender To #45472
The Sixteenth Round From Number 1 Contender To 45472 Author:Rubin Carter On May 26,1967, the spiraling career of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, then the top contender for the world middleweight boxing crown, came to a shuddering and tragic halt: he and a young man were found guilty of the murder of three white people in a New Jersey bar. Originally published as an attempt by Carter to set the record straight and force a n... more »ew trial, The 16th Round is a timeless, eye-opening portrait of growing up black in America, a scathing indictment of the prison system, and a mesmerizing re-creation of his furious battles in the ring and in the courtroom.« less
I don't usually review books, but this one deserves it! If you ever wonder how it feels to be wrongfully accused or incarcerated, or if you need some inspiration to get through your own personal struggles, read this book. Even if you don't like sports, this book will make a believer out of you.