Just mercy: a story of justice and redemption

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice--from one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our time   Bryan Stevenson was a young lawyer when he founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to defending those most desperate and in need: the poor, the wrongly condemned, and women and children trapped in the farthest reaches of our criminal justice system. One of his first cases was that of Walter McMillian, a young man who was sentenced to die for a notorious murder he insisted he didn't commit. The case drew Bryan into a tangle of conspiracy, political machination, and legal brinksmanship--and transformed his understanding of mercy and justice forever.   Just Mercy is at once an unforgettable account of an idealistic, gifted young lawyer's coming of age, a moving window into the lives of those he has defended, and an inspiring argument for compassion in the pursuit of true justice.   Praise for Just Mercy   "A searing, moving and infuriating memoir . . . Bryan Stevenson may, indeed, be America's Mandela. For decades he has fought judges, prosecutors and police on behalf of those who are impoverished, black or both. . . . Injustice is easy not to notice when it affects people different from ourselves; that helps explain the obliviousness of our own generation to inequity today. We need to wake up. And that is why we need a Mandela in this country." --Nicholas Kristof, The New York Times "Inspiring . . . a work of style, substance and clarity . . . Stevenson is not only a great lawyer, he's also a gifted writer and storyteller." -- The Washington Post "Unfairness in the justice system is a major theme of our age. . . . This book brings new life to the story by placing it in two affecting contexts: [Bryan] Stevenson's life work and the deep strain of racial injustice in American life. . . . The book extols not his nobility but that of the cause, and reads like a call to action for all that remains to be done. . . . The message of the book, hammered home by dramatic examples of one man's refusal to sit quietly and countenance horror, is that evil can be overcome, a difference can be made. Just Mercy will make you upset and it will make you hopeful." --Ted Conover, The New York Times Book Review   "Emotionally profound, necessary reading." -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review, Kirkus Prize Finalist)   "A passionate account of the ways our nation thwarts justice and inhumanely punishes the poor and disadvantaged." -- Booklist (starred review) "Not since Atticus Finch has a fearless and committed lawyer made such a difference in the American South. Though larger than life, Atticus exists only in fiction. Bryan Stevenson, however, is very much alive and doing God's work fighting for the poor, the oppressed, the voiceless, the vulnerable, the outcast, and those with no hope. Just Mercy is his inspiring and powerful story." --John Grisham   "This is a book of great power and courage. It is inspiring and suspenseful--a revelation." --Isabel Wilkerson, author of The Warmth of Other Suns   "Bryan Stevenson is one of my personal heroes, perhaps the most inspiring and influential crusader for justice alive today, and Just Mercy is extraordinary." --Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow
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9780812984965
9780812994537
9780553550634
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9780812994520
081298496
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subject_facet Audiobooks, Criminal justice, Administration of -- United States, Discrimination in criminal justice administration -- United States, Equal Justice Initiative, Judicial error -- United States, Lawyers -- Biography, Legal assistance to the poor -- United States, Public defenders -- United States, Social reformers -- Biography, Stevenson, Bryan
title_display Just mercy : a story of justice and redemption
title_full Just Mercy A Story of Justice and Redemption, Just mercy : a story of justice and redemption / Bryan Stevenson, Just mercy [sound recording] : a story of justice and redemption / Bryan Stevenson
title_short Just mercy :
title_sub a story of justice and redemption
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