Last Man Standing: The Tragedy and Triumph of Geronimo Pratt (Paperback)

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Jack Olsen's Last Man Standing is the gripping story of Geronimo Pratt, war hero and community leader, who was framed by the FBI in one of the greatest travesties of justice in American history.

Geronimo Pratt did not commit the murder for which he served twenty-seven nightmarish years. As a UCLA student, though, he had led the Los Angeles Chapter of the Black Panther Party, and became a target of the FBI. Here is the spellbinding saga of Pratt, his heroic lawyers, Johnnie Cochran and Stuart Hanlon, and the Reverend James McCloskey, who overcame all the odds to bring the truth to light and free Geronimo.

About the Author


Born June 7, 1925, Jack Olsen was the award-winning author of thirty-three books published in fifteen countries and eleven languages, including "Son: A Psychopath and His Victims". A former "Time" bureau chief, Olsen wrote for "Vanity Fair, People, Sports Illustrated, Fortune, "and "The New York Times Book Review", among others.

Praise For…


"Much more than [a] compelling story of justice tragically perverted and eventually triumphant."
--The Denver Post

"[A] book that makes me grateful to its author, a lasting testimonial, and a document born of the same enduring passion that infuses all of Olsen's work."
--David Guterson

"[A] page turner, more engrossing than any courtroom thriller because it is true."
--The Oregonian

Product Details
ISBN: 9780385493680
ISBN-10: 0385493681
Publisher: Anchor Books
Publication Date: November 6th, 2001
Pages: 512
Language: English