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The Resource Just mercy : a story of justice and redemption, Bryan Stevenson

Just mercy : a story of justice and redemption, Bryan Stevenson

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Just mercy : a story of justice and redemption
Title
Just mercy
Title remainder
a story of justice and redemption
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Bryan Stevenson
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Language
eng
Summary
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 "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. ... You don't have to read too long to start cheering for this man. Against tremendous odds, Stevenson has worked to free scores of people from wrongful or excessive punishment, arguing five times before the Supreme Court. ... 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. ... Stevenson has been angry about [the criminal justice system] for years, and we are all the better for it."--Ted Conover, The New York Times Book Review "A distinguished NYU law professor and MacArthur grant recipient offers the compelling story of the legal practice he founded to protect the rights of people on the margins of American society. ... 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 "From the frontlines of social justice comes one of the most urgent voices of our era. Bryan Stevenson is a real-life, modern-day Atticus Finch who, through his work in redeeming innocent people condemned to death, has sought to redeem the country itself. 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 From the Hardcover edition
Biography type
individual biography
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Stevenson, Bryan
Dewey number
  • 353.4/8092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
KF373.S7456
LC item number
A3 2014
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Stevenson, Bryan
  • Equal Justice Initiative
  • Social reformers
  • Lawyers
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
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adult
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Just mercy : a story of justice and redemption, Bryan Stevenson
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9780812994537
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Just mercy : a story of justice and redemption, Bryan Stevenson
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9780812994537
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(electronic bk.)
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