By Robert E. Burns,Matthew Mancini
I Am a Fugitive from a Georgia Chain Gang! is the fantastic precise tale of 1 man's look for which means, fall from grace, and eventual victory over injustice.
In 1921, Robert E. Burns used to be a shell-shocked and penniless veteran who chanced on himself on the mercy of Georgia's barbaric penal process whilst he fell in with a gang of petty thieves. Sentenced to 6 to 10 years' tough exertions 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 break out, dodging shotgun blasts, racing via swamps, and eluding bloodhounds on his method north.
For seven years Burns lived as a loose guy. He married and have become a wealthy Chicago businessman and writer. whilst he fell in love with one other girl, even if, his jealous spouse grew to become him in to the police, who arrested him as a fugitive from justice. even supposing he used to be promised lenient remedy and a short pardon, he used to be again on a sequence gang inside of a month. Undaunted, Burns did the very unlikely and escaped a moment time, this time to New Jersey. He was once nonetheless a hunted guy dwelling in hiding while this publication used to be first released in 1932.
The ebook and its motion picture model, nominated for a top photograph Oscar in 1933, surprised the area via exposing Georgia's brutal remedy of prisoners. I Am a Fugitive from a Georgia Chain Gang! is a bold and heartbreaking ebook, an odyssey of misfortune, love, betrayal, experience, and, in particular, the unshakable braveness and internal power of the fugitive himself.
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