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Invisible : the forgotten story of the black woman lawyer who took down America's most powerful mobster / Stephen L. Carter.

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  • 7 of 21 copies available at NC Cardinal.

Current holds

7 current holds with 21 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Black Mountain Library B CARTER (Text) 0020512009703 Adult New Nonfiction Available -
Cleveland County Main Library B CARTER (Text) 22281500138760 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Cliffdale Library 813.6 C (Text) 31781064671538 Adult Nonfiction On holds shelf -
Cumberland Headquarters 813.6 C (Text) 31781064671520 Adult Nonfiction In process -
Eden Library B Carter (Text) 31554010380532 Adult New Nonfiction Available -
Etowah Branch HCPL888388 (Text) HCPL888388 Adult New Nonfiction On order -
Forsyth Central B Carter, Eunice (Text) 0112522252307 Adult New Biography On holds shelf -
Haywood County Main Library B Carter (Text) 33115007663505 Adult New Biography In process -
Henderson Main Branch HCPL888388 (Text) HCPL888387 Adult New Nonfiction On order -
Jackson County Public Library B CARTER (Text) 39493108390677 Adult New Nonfiction Available -
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  • ISBN: 9781250121974
  • ISBN: 1250121973
  • Physical Description: xviii, 364 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Henry Holt and Company, 2018.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [283]-350) and index.
Summary, etc.:
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 the 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 a novel, [this book] 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 book, her long-forgotten story is once again visible.
Subject: Carter, Stephen L., 1954- > Family.
African American authors > Biography.
African American families > Biography.
African American women lawyers > Biography.
Genre: Biographies.

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