of the Hurricane: My Path from Darkness to Freedom
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by Dr. Rubin "Hurricane" Carter with Ken Klonsky
Foreword by Nelson Mandela
Lawrence Hill Books
Book Review by Kam Williams
"You may have heard of me, Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, as
having been a professional prizefighter. That, along with having been a
wrongly convicted person who had to spend twenty years behind bars for a
crime he did not commit, is a fact...
I am not angry or bitter about my past or present circumstances. I do not worry about money or about not being able to pay my bills… I KNOW that I will be all right because I am connected to the source from which all life arises…
Whatever is taken from you by those who abandon principle, you will ultimately win back through your priceless understanding that life has meaning. You will understand that nothing is more valuable than the love of the Spirit, and that each individual possesses that Spirit."
--Excerpted from the Introduction (pgs. 1, 22 & 23)
Rubin "Hurricane" Carter was rising up the ranks of the middleweight
division in 1966 when he was arrested for a triple murder he didn't commit.
His once-promising boxing career ended abruptly upon his conviction, and he
proceeded to serve the next 19 years in prison, 10 in solitary confinement.