The Sixteenth Round
From Number 1 Contender to Number 45472eBook - 2011
The survivor of a difficult childhood and youth, Rubin Carter rose to become a top contender for the middleweight boxing crown. But his career crashed to a halt on May 26, 1967, when he and another man were found guilty of the murder of three white people in a New Jersey bar. While in prison, Carter chronicled the events that led him from the ring to three consecutive life sentences and 10 years in solitary confinement. His story was a cry for help to the public, an attempt to set the record straight and force a new trial. Bob Dylan wrote a classic anthem for Carter's struggle; and Joan Baez.
Publisher: Chicago : Lawrence Hill Books, 2011
Branch Call Number: 364.1523 Ca
Description: 1 online resource (367 pages)