Eye Of The Hurricane: My Path From Darkness To Freedom

Author: RUBIN CARTER
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  • : $35.95(NZD)
  • : 9781569765685
  • : Lawrence Hill Books
  • : Lawrence Hill Books
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  • : December 2011
  • : 230mm X 155mm X 30mm
  • : 55.0
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  • : RUBIN CARTER
  • : Hardback
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  • : English
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Description

A spiritual as well as a factual autobiography, this is a self-portrait of Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter, a 20th-century icon and controversial victim of the U.S. justice system turned spokesperson for the wrongfully convicted. Exploring Carter's personal philosophy - born of the unimaginable duress of wrongful imprisonment and conceived through his defiance of the brutal institution of prison and a decade of solitary confinement - this work offers hope for those who have none and serves as a call to action for those who abhor injustice. Exposing the inherent flaws in the legal and penal systems, this autobiography also serves as a prison survival manual - be it a brick-and-mortar cell or the metaphorical prison of childhood abuse, racism, and despair.

Reviews

"An uplifting tale of how a man can transcend shackles of all sorts." - "Globe and Mail" "Rubin Carter describes his truly inspiring journey through his early life of brutality and suffering into his current life of hard-won spiritual affirmation and worldwide advocacy for the wrongly convicted. His views on the American justice system and the death penalty are outspoken, uncompromising, and ultimately accurate. Dr. Carter’s autobiography presents the unique and passionate vision of a unique and passionate man." -Sister Helen Prejean, author, Dead Man Walking “When a judge is responsible for freeing a person whom he believes has been wrongly convicted of murder, he worries whether he will live to regret or be proud of that decision. When it comes to Rubin Carter, I have no regrets. He has justified my faith in him, and I am proud of the person he has become. He is a testament to the human spirit.” — -Judge H. Lee Sarokin, retired, U.S. Appeals Court "Long story short, if Eye of the Hurricane doesn’t inspire you, nothing will." -Smooth Magazine