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The Resource Just mercy, Bryan Stevenson, (overdrive ebook)

Just mercy, Bryan Stevenson, (overdrive ebook)

Label
Just mercy
Title
Just mercy
Statement of responsibility
Bryan Stevenson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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. 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 justice. Praise for Just Mercy "Words such as important and compelling may have lost their force through overuse, but to read this book is to feel that they have been restored, along with one's hopes for humanity."'Tracy Kidder "Bryan Stevenson is America's young Nelson Mandela'a brilliant lawyer fighting with courage and conviction to guarantee justice for all."'Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate From the Hardcover edition
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
Biography type
individual biography
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10361391
Cataloging source
RECBK
Dewey number
  • 353.4/8092
  • B
Index
no index present
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1130
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
Target audience
adult
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a story of justice and redemption
Label
Just mercy, Bryan Stevenson, (overdrive ebook)
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unknown
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multicolored
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ocm883363080
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9780812994537
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unknown
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Publisher number
EB00349271
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Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)883363080
Label
Just mercy, Bryan Stevenson, (overdrive ebook)
Link
http://ohdbks.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=22C705F4-78CC-495C-997B-B0E7760EB192
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocm883363080
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780812994537
Level of compression
unknown
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22c705f4-78cc-495c-997b-b0e7760eb192
Publisher number
EB00349271
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)883363080

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