Fourth Estate, 2000, Softcover (Stiff Boards), Book Condition: Very Good, First
Second impression . Size: Octavo (standard book size). 358 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. The book has been read and carries some marks and creases. This book is available and ready to be shipped.. Rubin Carter is the Hurricane. A pistol shot in a bar room ruined his chances of becoming the middleweight champion of the world. But he did not fire the gun. Nineteen long years in prison, a massively high profile campaign to release him that failed, and the persistence of an unlikely supporter finally saw him free. Rubin Carter was a boxer on the threshold of the Middleweight Championship, with all the celebrity and wealth that would have conferred, when he was picked off the streets of Paterson, New Jersey by the police and accused of first degree murder in a bar room shooting. It was 1966, when America was gripped by racial rioting and burgeoning Black Power movements. Rubin faced an all-white jury. He was convicted. Liberal America adopted the campaign to release him in the 1970s - Candice Bergen, Mohammad Ali and Bob Dylan all protested for his release - but he remained in jail until 1985. Then, one man doggedly self-educated in the law finally achieved what years of high-profile lobbying had not: he freed Rubin Carter and righted one of the most significant cases of American injustice this century. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Boxing & Wrestling; United States; Sports & Pastimes. ISBN: 1841151289. ISBN/EAN: 9781841151281. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 7384.