Just mercy: a story of justice and redemption

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER &; NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING MICHAEL B. JORDAN AND JAMIE FOXX &; 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&;s] dedication to fighting for justice and equality has inspired me and many others and made a lasting impact on our country.&;&;John LegendNAMED ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL BOOKS OF THE DECADE BY CNN &; Named One of the Best Books of the Year by The New York Times &; The Washington Post &; The Boston Globe &; The Seattle Times &; Esquire &; 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.Winner of the Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction &; Winner of the NAACP Image Award for Nonfiction &; Winner of a Books for a Better Life Award &; Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize &; Finalist for the Kirkus Reviews Prize &; An American Library Association Notable Book&;Every bit as moving as To Kill a Mockingbird, and in some ways more so . . . a searing indictment of American criminal justice and a stirring testament to the salvation that fighting for the vulnerable sometimes yields.&;&;David Cole, The New York Review of Books &;Searing, moving . . . Bryan Stevenson may, indeed, be America&;s Mandela.&;&;Nicholas Kristof, The New York Times &;You don&;t have to read too long to start cheering for this man. . . . The message of this book . . . 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 &;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 &;As deeply moving, poignant and powerful a book as has been, and maybe ever can be, written about the death penalty.&;&;The Financial Times &;Brilliant.&;&;The Philadelphia Inquirer
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Autobiographies
Biography
Criminal justice, Administration of
Criminal justice, Administration of -- United States
Discrimination in capital punishment
Discrimination in capital punishment -- United States
Discrimination in criminal justice administration
Discrimination in criminal justice administration -- United States
Downloadable audiobooks
Downloadable e-Books
Electronic books
Equal Justice Initiative
Judicial error
Judicial error -- United States
Jurist
LAW -- Criminal Law -- General
LAW -- Criminal Law -- Sentencing
Law
Lawyers
Lawyers -- Biography
Lawyers -- United States -- Biography
Nonfiction
Overdrive
Overdrive -- Adult -- Biography
Politics
Public Policy -- POLITICAL SCIENCE
Public interest law
Public interest law -- United States
Rassismus
Sentencing -- Criminal Law
Social reformers
Social reformers -- Biography
Social reformers -- United States -- Biography
Sociology
Stevenson, Bryan
Strafverfolgung
Todesstrafe
Umschulungswerksta?tten fu?r Siedler und Auswanderer -- Bitterfeld
United States
title_displayJust mercy : a story of justice and redemption
title_fullJust Mercy A Story of Justice and Redemption
Just Mercy A Story of Justice and Redemption [electronic resource] Stevenson, Bryan.
Just mercy : A Story of Justice and Redemption / Bryan Stevenson [electronic resource - audio book]
Just mercy : a story of justice and redemption / Bryan Stevenson
title_shortJust mercy
title_suba story of justice and redemption
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African American lawyers
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Criminal Law
Criminal justice, Administration of
Discrimination in capital punishment
Discrimination in criminal justice administration
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Judicial error
Jurist
LAW
Law
Lawyers
Nonfiction
Overdrive
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Public Policy
Public interest law
Rassismus
Sentencing
Social reformers
Sociology
Stevenson, Bryan
Strafverfolgung
Todesstrafe