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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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  • 15 of 21 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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1 current hold with 21 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Alexandria-Monroe PL - Alexandria B CAR (Text) 37521530905878 AMPL Adult New Nonfiction Shelf Available -
Benton Co PL - Fowler B CARTER (Text) 34044000959799 Adult Biography Available -
Bloomfield Eastern Greene Co PL - Bloomfield Main 92 CAR (Text) 36803001068969 BIOGRAPHY Available -
Carnegie PL of Steuben Co - Angola B CARTER E (Text) 33118000186478 Adult: New Book Checked out 01/31/2019
Covington-Veedersburg PL - Covington 920 CAR (Text) 32572000612499 CVBPLC Adult Nonfiction Reshelving -
Eckhart PL - Auburn Plaza BIO CARTER eunice (Text) 840191002530167 Auburn Plaza - New Adult Nonfiction Available -
Fayette Co PL - Connersville B CARTER (Text) 39230031913732 Adult New Books Available -
Jay Co PL - Portland B C323c (Text) 76383000463498 Adult New Shelf, B Checked out 01/29/2019
Jefferson Co PL - Madison Main Branch 920 CART (Text) 39391006908774 Nonfiction Available -
Lincoln Heritage PL - Dale Main Library NEW 813 CAR (Text) 70743000166164 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
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  • ISBN: 9781250121974
  • ISBN: 1250121973
  • Physical Description: xviii, 364 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2018.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [283]-350) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Part I. The inheritance. The burning -- The legacy -- The student -- The Czarinas -- 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, > Biography.
Carter, Stephen L., 1954- > Family.
African American women lawyers > Biography.
African American authors > Biography.
African American families > Biography.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Cultural, Ethnic & Regional / African American & Black.
TRUE CRIME / Organized Crime.
Genre: Biographies.

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