Just Mercy

Just Mercy

Synopsis

#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

Book Details

Publisher

Random House Digital

Released

Oct 21, 2014

Language

english

ISBN

9780812994537

Age Level

General Adult
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