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Eye of the Hurricane
Eye of the Hurricane

Eye of the Hurricane

My Path from Darkness to Freedom


352 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: EPUB, Mobipocket, PDF, Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $19.99 (CA $26.99) (US $19.99)

Publication Date: August 2013

ISBN 9781613748152

Rights: WOR

Chicago Review Press (Aug 2013)
Lawrence Hill Books


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The fascinating personal story of one of America’s most controversial figures

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.


"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

"A wonderful and inspiring book. I expected gritty—it’s based on the life of Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, after all. What I didn’t expect was to be so moved by his extraordinary insight, his disarming honesty and his grace. I loved the book." —Professor Cookie Ridolfi, director, Northern California Innocence Project

"An uplifting tale of how a man can transcend shackles of all sorts."  —Globe and Mail

"Long story short, if Eye of the Hurricane doesn’t inspire you, nothing will."  —

Smooth Magazine

"Essential for the socially conscious" —Library Journal

Author Biography

Dr. Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, LLD, was wrongfully convicted of a triple homicide and incarcerated for 19 years before being released in 1988. He is the author of The Sixteenth Round: From Number 1 Contender to Number 45472 and the CEO of Innocence International, an organization devoted to freeing the innocent worldwide. His life has been the subject of three books and The Hurricane, a major motion picture starring Denzel Washington. He lives in Toronto, Ontario. Ken Klonsky is the author of Shrink and Songs of Aging Children. Nelson Mandela is the former president of South Africa, an antiapartheid activist, and the recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize.