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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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  • 28 of 32 copies available at NC Cardinal.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Black Mountain Library B CARTER (Text) 0020512009703 Adult New Nonfiction Available -
Charles H. Stone Memorial Library B CARTER (Text) 40599001051948 Adult Biography Available -
Cleveland County Main Library B CARTER (Text) 22281500138760 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Cliffdale Library 813.6 C (Text) 31781064671538 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Cumberland Headquarters 813.6 C (Text) 31781064671520 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Dunn Public Library B CARTER Car / Lease (Text) 33436001661492 Adult Biography Available -
Eden Library B Carter (Text) 31554010380532 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Elkin Public Library B CARTER (Text) 40599001051955 Adult New Biography Available -
Etowah Branch CARTER (Text) 33258008540085 Adult New Biography Available -
George H. & Laura E. Brown Library B Car (Text) 30308101202399 Adult Biography Available -
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  • ISBN: 9781250121974
  • ISBN: 1250121973
  • Physical Description: xviii, 364 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2018.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [283]-350) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue -- Part 1: Inheritance. The burning -- The legacy -- The student -- The Czarina -- The escape -- The candidate -- The commission -- The prosecutor -- The premise -- The raiders -- The preparation -- The trial -- The visitor -- The politco -- Part II: Passion. The celebrity -- The decision -- The file -- The connections -- The defeat -- The breakup -- The reinvention -- The siblings.
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, Eunice Hunton.
Carter, Stephen L., 1954- > Family.
African American authors > Biography.
African American families > Biography.
African American women lawyers > Biography.
Genre: Biographies.

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