Eye of the Hurricane

Eye of the Hurricane

My Path From Darkness to Freedom

Book - 2011
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Eye of the Hurricane: My Path from Darkness to Freedom is a self-portrait of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, a twentieth-century icon and controversial victim of the U.S. justice system turned spokesperson for the wrongfully convicted. In this moving narrative Dr. Carter tells of all the "prisons" he has survived--from his childhood through his wrongful incarceration and after. A spiritual as well as a factual autobiography, Eye of the Hurricane explores Carter's personal philosophy, born of the unimaginable duress of wrongful imprisonment and conceived through his defiance of the brutal institution of prison and ten years of solitary confinement. His is not a comfortable story or a comfortable philosophy, but it offers hope for those who have none and serves as a call to action for those who abhor injustice. Eye of the Hurricane may well change the way we view crime and punishment in the twenty-first century.
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Lawrence Hill Books, [2011], ©2011
ISBN: 9781569765685
Branch Call Number: 921 Carte
Description: xxi, 328 pages ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Klonsky, Kenneth


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Jul 05, 2016

It's an important story but I found the book wasn't really adding much to what I already knew from news coverage, documentaries, interviews etc. over the years.

May 28, 2014

I find this book a great gift. Throughout we find meditations on darkness, freedom, self-discipline and Truth shared through a remarkable story. More awareness of our oneness, be it momentary or constant, can only help the human race come to greater harmony. Carter's emergence from the crucible of wrongful imprisonment as a much wiser, more aware, loving and charitable person benefits our whole beleaguered world. As the hymn goes, ubi caritas et amor Deo ibi est. He also holds two doctorates!

Apr 21, 2014

Do you have the movie?
I have it some where, but i forgot.

Jan 19, 2011

troubling book and a difficult subject, the imprisonment of innocent people (mostly blacks in the US, although we have our share too), but Carter appears to have this messianic ego -- maybe that's what it takes to survive the life he has endured.


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