Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

This book is a profound work of non-fiction that focuses on the author's experiences as a young lawyer fighting for the rights of those wrongfully convicted or excessively punished. The narrative primarily revolves around the case of a black man sentenced to death for a crime he didn't commit. The author not only exposes the inherent racial bias and systemic flaws in the American criminal justice system, but also provides a compelling argument for compassion in the pursuit of justice.

The 4836th greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 240

Since this book was first published in 2014, there is a penalty of 64.0%. The age adjusted score is 86.4.

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