Just mercy : a story of justice and redemption / Bryan Stevenson.

"From one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our time comes an unforgettable true story about the redeeming potential of mercy. Bryan Stevenson was a gifted young attorney when he founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to defending the poor, the wrongly c...

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Main Author: Stevenson, Bryan (Author)
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: New York : One World, 2015.
Edition:2015 trade paperback edition.
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Summary:"From one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our time comes an unforgettable true story about the redeeming potential of mercy. Bryan Stevenson was a gifted young attorney when he founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to defending the poor, the wrongly condemned, and those trapped in the furthest reaches of our criminal justice system. One of his first cases was that of Walter McMillian, a young man sentenced to die for a notorious murder he didn't commit. The case drew Stevenson into a tangle of conspiracy, political machination, and legal brinksmanship--and transformed his understanding of mercy and justice forever."--
Item Description:"A One World trade paperback"-- Back cover.
"Originally published in hardcover in the United States by Spiegel & Grau, an imprint of Random House, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, in 2014"--Title page verso.
"Now a major motion picture"--Cover.
Physical Description:xiv, 349 pages ; 21 cm.
Awards:Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction, 2015.
100 notable books, The New York Times Book Review, 2014.
NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work - Nonfiction, 2015.
Books for a Better Life Awards - First Book, 2014.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-338) and index.
ISBN:9780812984965
081298496X