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The Resource Just mercy : A story of justice and redemption., Bryan Stevenson, (electronic resource)

Just mercy : A story of justice and redemption., Bryan Stevenson, (electronic resource)

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Just mercy : A story of justice and redemption.
Title
Just mercy
Title remainder
A story of justice and redemption.
Statement of responsibility
Bryan Stevenson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
#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
Summary
The founder of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama recounts his experiences as a lawyer working to assist those desperately in need, reflecting on his pursuit of the ideal of compassion in American justice
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2015.
  • Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Non-Fiction, 2015.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2014.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2014
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10361391
Cataloging source
TEFOD
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Stevenson, Bryan
Dewey number
  • 353.48092
  • 920
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
  • 1130
  • 1130
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nonfiction
  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Law
  • Politics
Target audience
adult
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a story of justice and redemption
Label
Just mercy : A story of justice and redemption., Bryan Stevenson, (electronic resource)
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=100279&titleID=1727879
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780812994537
Isbn Type
(electronic bk)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22C705F4-78CC-495C-997B-B0E7760EB192
Label
Just mercy : A story of justice and redemption., Bryan Stevenson, (electronic resource)
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=100279&titleID=1727879
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780812994537
Isbn Type
(electronic bk)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22C705F4-78CC-495C-997B-B0E7760EB192

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