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Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption Book by Bryan Stevenson A powerful true story about the potential of mercy to redeem us, and a wake-up call to fix our broken justice system, from one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our time.

Book Summary
Bryan Stevenson was a young lawyer when he founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to defending the most desperate and needy: the poor, the unjustly convicted and the women and children trapped in the confines of our criminal justice system. One of his first cases was that of Walter McMillian, a young man who was sentenced to death for a notorious murder that insisted he did not commit. The case led Bryan to a tangle of conspiracy, political machination, and legal skill, and transformed his understanding of mercy and justice forever.

Just Mercy is both an unforgettable account of the coming of age of an idealistic and talented lawyer, a moving window to the lives of those he has defended and an inspiring argument for compassion in the search for true justice.

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Book Review
A scorching, moving and exasperating memory. . . Bryan Stevenson may, in fact, be Mandela of the United States. For decades he has fought against judges, prosecutors, and police on behalf of those who are impoverished, black or both. . . . Injustice is easy not to notice when it affects people other than us; that helps explain the forgetfulness of our own generation to the current inequity. We need to wake up. And that is why we need a Mandela in this country.

About The Author
Bryan Stevenson is the executive director of the Fair Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama, and a law professor at the New York University School of Law. He has gained the relief of dozens of convicted prisoners, discussed five times before the Supreme Court and gained national recognition for his work in defying prejudices against the poor and people of color. He has received numerous awards, including the "Genius" scholarship from the MacArthur Foundation.

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