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Lazarus And The Hurricane #2020

Lazarus And The Hurricane In Lesra a year old African American boy from an impoverished Brooklyn neighborhood befriended three thirtysomething Canadians in the borough on business The boy whom the Canadians flew to

  • Title: Lazarus And The Hurricane
  • Author: Sam Chaiton Terry Swinton
  • ISBN: 9780140139303
  • Page: 164
  • Format: Paperback
  • Lazarus And The Hurricane By Sam Chaiton Terry Swinton, In 1979, Lesra, a 16 year old African American boy from an impoverished Brooklyn neighborhood, befriended three thirtysomething Canadians in the borough on business The boy, whom the Canadians flew to Toronto to visit them, had led a life so far from the comforts of nature that he stumbled trying to walking on a lawn Charmed by the exuberant and obviously intelligent LesIn 1979, Lesra, a 16 year old African American boy from an impoverished Brooklyn neighborhood, befriended three thirtysomething Canadians in the borough on business The boy, whom the Canadians flew to Toronto to visit them, had led a life so far from the comforts of nature that he stumbled trying to walking on a lawn Charmed by the exuberant and obviously intelligent Lesra Lazarus , and aware that without decent health care, a safe environment, or an education he would have little or no hope of success in his dangerous neighborhood, this exceptional group of people invited him to live with and be educated by them Lesra thrived under their watch but the story of Lazarus and the Hurricane is only beginning After finally being taught to read, at age 16, Lesra immerses himself in The Sixteenth Round, the autobiography of Rubin Hurricane Carter The African American prizefighter was tried and convicted in 1966 for murders he didn t commit the book s title refers to his bouts with the legal system as he tries to get himself exonerated Lesra and his Canadian family pursued both a cause and a friendship with Carter that would transform all of their lives The Canadians are active but not particularly distinct personalities in this book a group of do gooders who don t want too much credit And Lesra, though he is finely described in early chapters, also falls away from the center of the story once Carter comes into view, for the Hurricane is a centrifugal force that cannot be ignored Widely read and sensitive, but also pleasure loving and intensely vital, Carter is the reason readers will be unable to forget this story And they shouldn t As Carter revives his fight with the support of his new friends and generous lawyers, working through a byzantine maze of court rulings and appeals, the shortcomings of America s legal and prison systems are made painfully clear The compelling, bittersweet story in Lazarus and the Hurricane should be a call to action Maria Dolan

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    1. I wasn t sure if I was going to read this book in its entirety, since it wasn t as raw as Rubin Carter s original story, but I am finding that I can t put it down It s interesting to learn about the facts behind Denzel s movie and into the lives of the Canadians who were instrumental in freeing this heroic man If anyone is at all interested in the law and how it works, they should really read this book in its entirety I must confess that I skipped over a lot of the legal brief summaries in ord [...]

    2. The main characters in the book were Rubin Carter, Lesra Martin, Mae Carter, Lt Jimmy Williams, and many others Rubin was a very highly ranked boxing middleweight whom many fans thought to be the next big thing Then suddenly his life took a change for the worst He was wrongfully sentenced to a triple life sentence of a murder of three whites Three white victims a clubs bartender, a male, and female customer were shot to death in New Jersey That night Carter was going home from another club with [...]

    3. This was a great story from two different perspectives of the struggles of being black in America It is nuanced and sensitive the the realities of life for the characters and being a true story, I found it fascinating The writing is clear and compelling I highly recommend this book

    4. Sam Chaiton tells the story of the effect that the book The 16th Round by Rubin Hurricane Carter and the eventually successful attempt to free him from prison after being wrongfully accused of murder The book the movie the Hurricane is based on.

    5. Important reading for folks who are sports fans or who want to understand about how the US prison industrial complex system works.

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