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A Story of Justice and Redemption

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An edition of Just Mercy (1600)

Just Mercy

A Story of Justice and Redemption

2015 Spiegel & Grau Trade Paperback Edition (22)
  • 4.18 ·
  • 22 Ratings
  • 337 Want to read
  • 27 Currently reading
  • 32 Have read
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Publisher
Spiegel & Grau
Language
English
Pages
349

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FROM ONE OF THE MOST BRILLIANT AND INFLUENTIAL LAWYERS ofour 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.
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Just Mercy: a story of justice and redemption
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Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption
2015, Spiegel & Grau
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Published in

New York

Edition Notes

US/CAN

Copyright Date
2014

Contributors

Book Designer
Caroline Cunningham

The Physical Object

Format
Trade Paperback
Pagination
349p.
Number of pages
349

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL26424423M
Internet Archive
isbn_9780812984965
ISBN 10
081298496X
ISBN 13
9780812984965
OCLC/WorldCat
974420779, 932022268, 1082640180, 906010206
Amazon ID (ASIN)
081298496X
Goodreads
58572531

Work Description

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption is a memoir by Bryan Stevenson that documents his career as a lawyer for disadvantaged clients. The book, focusing on injustices in the United States judicial system, alternates chapters between documenting Stevenson's efforts to overturn the wrongful conviction of Walter McMillian and his work on other cases, including children who receive life sentences and other poor or marginalized clients.

Initially published by Spiegel & Grau, then an imprint of Penguin Random House, on 21 October 2014 in hardcover and digital formats and by Random House Audio in audiobook format read by Stevenson, a paperback edition was released on 16 August 2015 by Penguin Random House and a young adult adaptation was published by Delacorte Press on 18 September 2018. The memoir was later adapted into a 2019 movie of the same name by Destin Daniel Cretton and, commemorating the film, "Movie Tie-In" editions were released for both versions of the memoir on 3 December 2019 by imprints of Penguin Random House.

The memoir has received many honors and won multiple non-fiction book awards. It was a New York Times best seller and spent more than 230 weeks on the paperback nonfiction best sellers list. It won the 2015 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction, given annually by the American Library Association. Stevenson's acceptance speech for the award, given at the Library Association's annual meeting, was said to be the best that many of the librarians had ever heard, and was published with acclaim by Publishers Weekly. The book was also awarded the 2015 Dayton Literary Peace Prize for Nonfiction and the 2015 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work in Nonfiction. It was named one of "10 of the decade's most influential books" in December 2019 by CNN.

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I wasn't prepared to meet a condemned man.
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