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Just mercy : a story of justice and redemption

Author: Bryan Stevenson; Go Big Read (Program)
Publisher: New York : Spiegel & Grau, 2015. ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : Spiegel & Grau trade paperback editionView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Bryan Stevenson; Bryan Stevenson; Bryan Stevenson; Bryan Stevenson
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bryan Stevenson; Go Big Read (Program)
ISBN: 9780812984965 081298496X 9780812989397 0812989392 9780399588839 0399588833 9780399589904 0399589902 9780399590498 0399590498
OCLC Number: 906010206
Awards: Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction ; 100 notable books, The New York Times Book Review, 2014.
Description: xiv, 349 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Introduction : higher ground --
Mockingbird players --
Stand --
Trials and tribulation --
The old rugged cross --
Of the coming of John --
Surely doomed --
Justice denied --
All God's children --
I'm here --
Mitigation --
I'll fly away --
Mother, Mother --
Recovery --
Cruel and unusual --
Broken --
The Stonecatchers' song of sorrow --
Epilogue --
Postscript --
Acknowledgments --
Author's note --
Notes --
Index.
Responsibility: Bryan Stevenson.

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"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."--Back cover.
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