#1"e;New York Times "e;Bestseller - Named one of the Best Books of the Year by "e;The New York Times The Washington Post The Boston Globe The Seattle Times Esquire Time"e;
Winner of the Carnegie Medal for Nonfiction -Winner of the NAACP Image Award for Nonfiction - Winner of a Books for a Better Life Award - Finalist for the Los Angeles Book Prize - Finalist for the "e;Kirkus Reviews "e;Prize - An American Library Association Notable Book
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.
"e;Just Mercy "e;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 "e;Just Mercy"e;
Every bit as moving as "e;To Kill a Mockingbird, "e;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, "e;The New York Review of Books"e;
Searing, moving . . . Bryan Stevenson may, indeed, be America s Mandela. Nicholas Kristof, "e;The New York Times"e;
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. "e;Just Mercy"e; will make you upset and it will make you hopeful. Ted Conover, "e;The New York Times Book Review "e;
Inspiring . . . a work of style, substance and clarity . . . Stevenson is not only a great lawyer, he s also a gifted writer and storyteller. "e;The Washington Post"e;
As deeply moving, poignant and powerful a book as has been, and maybe ever can be, written about the death penalty. "e; The Financial Times"e;
Brilliant. "e; The Philadelphia Inquirer"e;
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. "e;Just Mercy"e; is his inspiring and powerful story. John Grisham
Bryan Stevenson is one of my personal heroes, perhaps the most inspiring and influential crusader for justice alive today, and "e;Just Mercy"e; is extraordinary. The stories told within these pages hold the potential to transform what we think we mean when we talk about justice. Michelle Alexander, author of "e;The New Jim Crow"e;
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