"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.
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - 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, as seen in the HBO documentary True Justice
"[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
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Table of Contents:
Introduction: Higher Ground -- Chapter 1. Mockingbird Players -- Chapter 2. Stand -- Chapter 3. Trials and Tribulation -- Chapter 4. The Old Rugged Cross -- Chapter 5. Of the Coming of John -- Chapter 6. Surely Doomed -- Chapter 7. Justice Denied -- Chapter 8. All God's Children -- Chapter 9. I'm Here -- Chapter 10. Mitigation -- Chapter 11. I'll Fly Away -- Chapter 12. Mother, Mother -- Chapter 13. Recovery -- Chapter 14. Cruel and Unusual -- Chapter 15. Broken -- Chapter 16. The Stone catchers* Song of Sorrow -- Epilogue -- Acknowledgments -- Author's Note -- Notes." - publisher