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Publisher Description

By the one-time federal prosecutor for the Southern District of New York, an important overview of the way our justice system works, and why the rule of law is essential to our society. Using case histories, personal experiences and his own inviting writing and teaching style, Preet Bharara shows the thought process we need to best achieve truth and justice in our daily lives and within our society.

Preet Bharara has spent much of his life examining our legal system, pushing to make it better, and prosecuting those looking to subvert it. Bharara believes in our system and knows it must be protected, but to do so, we must also acknowledge and allow for flaws in the system and in human nature.
     The book is divided into four sections: Inquiry, Accusation, Judgment and Punishment. He shows why each step of this process is crucial to the legal system, but he also shows how we all need to think about each stage of the process to achieve truth and justice in our daily lives.
     Bharara uses anecdotes and case histories from his legal career--the successes as well as the failures--to illustrate the realities of the legal system, and the consequences of taking action (and in some cases, not taking action, which can be just as essential when trying to achieve a just result).
     Much of what Bharara discusses is inspiring--it gives us hope that rational and objective fact-based thinking, combined with compassion, can truly lead us on a path toward truth and justice. Some of what he writes about will be controversial and cause much discussion. Ultimately, it is a thought-provoking, entertaining book about the need to find the humanity in our legal system--and in our society.

GENRE
Nonfiction
NARRATOR
PB
Preet Bharara
LENGTH
10:31
hr min
RELEASED
2019
March 19
PUBLISHER
Random House Audio
LANGUAGE
EN
English
SIZE
453.1
Mb

Customer Reviews

tscott4Christ ,

Awesome Book

Excellent telling of the true workings of the legal system.

juliusa ,

I WANTED TO LIKE THIS

I sio wanted to liekthis books, and in the beginning early chapters I did. But as it went on I found it tedious and filled with platitudes that seemed to come more from a self-help book. I admire the person and what he did, I don't admire the book as much as I thought I would.

JJJAYJJ ,

Great Audiobook!

I really HATED for this book to end. Preet is thoughtful, intelligent and his voice lends a soft comfort in these strange times. Thank you, Preet.

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