By Robert E. Burns,Matthew Mancini
I Am a Fugitive from a Georgia Chain Gang! is the superb precise tale of 1 man's look for that means, fall from grace, and eventual victory over injustice.
In 1921, Robert E. Burns used to be a shell-shocked and penniless veteran who came across himself on the mercy of Georgia's barbaric penal procedure while he fell in with a gang of petty thieves. Sentenced to 6 to 10 years' challenging hard work for his half in a theft that netted below $6.00, Burns was once shackled to a county chain gang. After 4 months of backbreaking paintings, he made a bold get away, dodging shotgun blasts, racing via swamps, and eluding bloodhounds on his method north.
For seven years Burns lived as a unfastened guy. He married and have become a filthy rich Chicago businessman and writer. whilst he fell in love with one other lady, in spite of the fact that, his jealous spouse became him in to the police, who arrested him as a fugitive from justice. even if he was once promised lenient therapy and a brief pardon, he used to be again on a series gang inside a month. Undaunted, Burns did the most unlikely and escaped a moment time, this time to New Jersey. He was once nonetheless a hunted guy residing in hiding whilst this booklet used to be first released in 1932.
The e-book and its motion picture model, nominated for a most sensible photograph Oscar in 1933, surprised the realm through exposing Georgia's brutal remedy of prisoners. I Am a Fugitive from a Georgia Chain Gang! is a bold and heartbreaking booklet, an odyssey of misfortune, love, betrayal, experience, and, especially, the unshakable braveness and internal power of the fugitive himself.
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