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
Jack Olsen (1925-2002) is the author of thirty books published in fourteen countries. A former bureau chief for Time, he has written for Vanity "Fair, Sports Illustrated, People, Paris Match", and "Reader's Digest". He has won the National Headliners Award, citations for excellence from Columbia and Indiana Universities, three Edgar Award nominations, and the 1990 Edgar for "Doc: The Rape of the Town of Lovell".
"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."
"[A] page turner, more engrossing than any courtroom thriller because it is true."