Invisible

The Forgotten Story of the Black Woman Lawyer Who Took Down America's Most Powerful Mobster
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Audio (11 discs)
Product Number: DD40541
Released: Oct 09, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781427289339
Narrator/s: Karen Chilton
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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Bestselling author Stephen L. Carter delves into his past and retrieves the inspiring story of his grandmother's extraordinary life. She was black and a woman and a prosecutor, a graduate of Smith College and the granddaughter of slaves, as dazzlingly unlikely a combination as one could imagine in New York of the 1930s-and without the strategy she devised, Lucky Luciano, the most powerful Mafia boss in history, would never have been convicted. When special prosecutor Thomas E. Dewey selected twenty lawyers to help him clean up the city's underworld, she was the only member of his team who was not a white male. Eunice Hunton Carter, Stephen Carter's grandmother, was raised in a world of stultifying expectations about race and gender, yet by the 1940s, her professional and political successes had made her one of the most famous black women in America. But her triumphs were shadowed by prejudice and tragedy. Greatly complicating her rise was her difficult relationship with her younger brother, Alphaeus, an avowed Communist who-together with his friend Dashiell Hammett-would go to prison during the McCarthy era. Yet she remained unbowed. Moving, haunting, and as fast-paced as fiction, Invisible tells the true story of a woman who often found her path blocked by the social and political expectations of her time. But Eunice Carter never accepted defeat, and thanks to her grandson's remarkable audiobook, her long forgotten story is once again visible.

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Invisible
Product Number: BX00076531
Product Number:Z100131925
Product Number:DD40541

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Author(s): Stephen L. Carter
Narrator(s): Karen Chilton
Product Number Z100131925
Released: Oct 09, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
ISBN: #9781427289346
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Author(s): Stephen L. Carter
Product Number EB00723942
Released: Oct 09, 2018
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
ISBN: #9781250121981

Professional reviews

"This is a listen you'd be forgiven for thinking is a work of fiction. As narrated by Karen Chilton, the real-life story of Manhattan District Attorney Eunice Carter is remarkable--both in its telling and in its history. Carter was an activist, an attorney, and one of the most notable women of her time, a time when few women worked outside the home, let alone became professionals. Perhaps most remarkable of all is that Carter was African-American (and the grandmother of the book's author). Knowing all of this, it may not be surprising that her role in taking down the most notorious mobster of the 1930s, "Lucky" Luciano, is not a well-known story. But listening to Chilton's narration, you'll be enthralled with the author's research and his grandmother's amazing life. J.P.S. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine"

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