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Sinopsis: Law Man is an improbable-but-true memoir of redemption -- the story of a young bank robber who became the greatest jailhouse lawyer in American history, and who changed not just his own life, but the lives of everyone around him.
Shon Hopwood was a good kid from a good Nebraskan family, a small-town basketball star whose parents had started a local church. Few who knew him as a friendly teen would have imagined that, shortly after returning home from the Navy, he’d be adrift with few prospects and plotting to rob a bank. But rob he did, committing five heists before being apprehended.
Only twenty three and potentially facing twelve years in Illinois’ Pekin Federal Prison, Shon feared his life was already over. He’d shamed himself and his loving family and friends, and a part of him wanted to die. He wasn’t sure at first if he’d survive the prison gangs, but slowly glimmers of hope appeared. He earned some respect on the prison basketball court, received a steady flow of letters from hometown well wishers, including a note from a special girl whom he’d thought too beautiful to ever pay him notice – and, most crucially, he secured a job in the prison law library.
It was an assignment that would prove his salvation.
Poring over the library’s thick legal volumes, Shon discovered that he had a knack for the law, and he soon became the go-to guy for inmates seeking help. Then came a request to write a complex petition to the Supreme Court – a high-wire act of jailhouse lawyering that had never before met with success.
By the time Shon walked out of Pekin Prison he’d pulled off a series of legal miracles, earned the undying gratitude of numerous inmates, won the woman of his dreams, and built a new life for himself far greater than anything he could have imagined.
A story that mixes moments of high-adrenaline with others of deep poignancy, Law Man is a powerful reminder that even the worst mistakes can be redeemed through faith, hard work and the love and support of others.
About the Author: SHON HOPWOOD found love, a professional calling, and redemption while in prison. He now lives in Seattle with his wife and two children and attends law school. DENNIS BURKE cowrote the bestselling The Translator.
Título: Law Man: My Story of Robbing Banks, Winning ...
Editorial: U.S.A.: Crown
Año de publicación: 2012
Condición del libro: Very Good
Descripción Crown, 2012. Softcover. Estado de conservación: Used: Very Good. Paperback Advanced Reading Copy. Paperback Plain cover pre-release first-edition. Artwork black and white, some artwork and images might be missing. Copy not final and there may be typos. Nº de ref. de la librería u11102082
Descripción Crown. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. 0307887839 Former library book with the usual library markings. The binding and pages are tight and clean. Nº de ref. de la librería 117.W10
Descripción Crown, 2012. Estado de conservación: good. A good reading copy. May contain markings or be a withdrawn library copy. Expect delivery in 20 days. Nº de ref. de la librería 9780307887832-4
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Descripción Crown, 2012. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Nº de ref. de la librería P020307887839
Descripción Crown, 2012. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Like New. Almost new condition. Nº de ref. de la librería P010307887839
Descripción Crown, 2012. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P110307887839
Descripción Crown, 2012. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. First Edition. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Nº de ref. de la librería 0307887839