The Sixteenth Round: From Number 1 Contender to #45472.
by Carter, Rubin "Hurricane"
New York: Viking Press, 1974. First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a few small closed tears. Signed by the author "Rubin Hurricane Carter" on the half-title page. Uncommon signed. Written from prison and first published in 1974, The Sixteenth Round chronicles Hurricane's journey from the ring to solitary confinement. The book was his cry for help to the public, an attempt to set the record straight and force a new trial. Bob Dylan wrote his classic anthem "Hurricane" about his struggle, and Muhammad Ali and thousands of others took up his cause. The power of Carter's voice, as well as his ironic humor, makes this an eloquent, soul-stirring account of a remarkable life. "When they come to list the greatest boxers, Hurricane's name isn't likely to pop up in the Top 10. But when they come to list the greatest figures of the 20th century, he'll be alone at the peak" (The Boston Globe). (Inventory #: 21064)
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