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Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption - by Bryan Stevenson (Paperback)

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New York Times Best Seller
New York Times Best Seller


Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 368
Genre: Biography + Autobiography
Sub-Genre: Lawyers & Judges
Format: Paperback
Author: Bryan Stevenson
Featured book lists: New York Times Bestsellers
Language: English
Street Date: July 30, 2016
TCIN: 51467349
UPC: 191907545418
Item Number (DPCI): 059-02-1765
Origin: Made in the USA


#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 Legend

NAMED 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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ShannyG - 3 years ago
You won’t ever not think about the people in this book again.
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Fantastic book

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Cloe - 3 years ago, Verified purchaser
I thought that it was a great book that should be ready by everyone and that it was very relevant and needed!
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jjram - 3 years ago
I really believe everyone can benefit from reading this book. It is very eye opening and gives more insight into some of the horrible and discriminatory aspects of the criminal justice system and incarceration in the US
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What an eye opener!

5 out of 5 stars
adenise47 - 3 years ago
This was a very interesting book. I throughly enjoyed it and would definitely recommend this book. It was eye opening to see it from their eyes and how the system is wrong sometimes.
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Andrew - 3 years ago
Informative, substantial, and inspiring book. Stevenson is one of the best writers and speakers on the US prison and judicial systems, as well as racial inequality.
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Excellent read

5 out of 5 stars
Leparks - 3 years ago, Verified purchaser
Loved this book. Very well written. Probably the first non-fiction book that I couldn’t put down. I learned a lot and recommend to everyone I know.
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Heartwarming book!

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akbrown - 3 years ago
I wish the book had pics. I enjoyed reading this book. It was really inspiring and touching. He covered a variety of subjects. I look forward to seeing the movie. I am happy for his success and the freedom of so many deserving individuals.. I loved how he titled each chapter.
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Anonymous - 6 years ago, Verified purchaser
Outstanding, inspiring!
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