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ISBN13: 9780679772675
ISBN10: 0679772677
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Awards

Winner of the 1995 National Book Critics Circle Awards

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

In this true story of an epic courtroom showdown, two of the nation's largest corporations stand accused of causing the deaths of children. Representing the bereaved parents, the unlikeliest of heroes emerges: a young, flamboyant, Porsche-driving lawyer who hopes to win millions of dollars and ends up nearly losing everything, including his sanity. A searing, compelling tale of a legal system gone awry — one in which greed and power fight an unending struggle against justice — A Civil Action is also the story of how one determined man can ultimately make a difference. With an unstoppable narrative power, it is an unforgettable reading experience.

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"Whether in truth or fiction, I have never read a more compelling chronicle of litigation." John Grisham

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"[A] page-turner. So rich and vivid that it becomes a good deal more than a simple, interesting case study." The New York Times

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"Once you start A Civil Action, you probably will not be able to put it down." Washington Post Book World

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"The legal thriller of the decade." Cleveland Plain Dealer

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"Harr has told the story expertly, although more exhaustively than most readers may wish." Publishers Weekly

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"Entertaining insight to litigation that any law-minded reader will follow from first filing to last appeal." Booklist

Synopsis:

"The legal thriller of the decade." --Cleveland Plain Dealer

Now a Major Motion Picture!

In this true story of an epic courtroom showdown, two of the nation's largest corporations stand accused of causing the deaths of children. Representing the bereaved parents, the unlikeliest of heroes emerges: a young, flamboyant Porsche-driving lawyer who hopes to win millions of dollars and ends up nearly losing everything, including his sanity. A searing, compelling tale of a legal system gone awry--one in which greed and power fight an unending struggle against justice--A Civil Action is also the story of how one determined man can ultimately make a difference. With an unstoppable narrative power, it is an unforgettable reading experience.

About the Author

Jonathan Harr lives and works in Northampton, Massachusetts, where he has taught nonfiction writing at Smith College. He is a former staff writer at New England Monthly and has written for the New Yorker and the New York Times Magazine. Harr spent nine years researching and writing A Civil Action, which was published in 1995, subsequently nominated for a National Book Award, and awarded the National Book Critics Circle Award.

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riveracarlos714, July 4, 2009 (view all comments by riveracarlos714)
This book from the moment i started on reading cought my attention. It's true what the reviewer's say its a page to page turner with compelling discriptions and interesting facts. I am deeply compelled by this story and I have to admit this is one of the most amazeing books that I have read.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780679772675
Editor:
Harr, Jonathan
Editor:
Asher, Marty
Editor:
Harr, Jonathan
Editor:
Asher, Marty
Author:
Harr, Jonathan
Publisher:
Vintage Books USA
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Civil Procedure
Subject:
Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice
Subject:
Law
Subject:
Legal System
Subject:
Connecticut
Subject:
Pollution
Subject:
Torts
Subject:
Groundwater
Subject:
Liability for hazardous substances pollution
Subject:
Liability for water pollution damages -- Massachusetts -- Woburn.
Subject:
Anderson, Anne - Trials, litigation, etc
Subject:
W.R. Grace & Co - Trials, litigation, etc
Subject:
Environmental
Subject:
Politics-United States Politics
Subject:
Crime-Enforcement and Investigation
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Publication Date:
August 1996
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
MAP
Pages:
512
Dimensions:
8 x 5.12 x 0.86 in 0.78 lb

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Product details 512 pages Vintage Books USA - English 9780679772675 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Whether in truth or fiction, I have never read a more compelling chronicle of litigation."
"Review" by , "[A] page-turner. So rich and vivid that it becomes a good deal more than a simple, interesting case study."
"Review" by , "Once you start A Civil Action, you probably will not be able to put it down."
"Review" by , "The legal thriller of the decade."
"Review" by , "Harr has told the story expertly, although more exhaustively than most readers may wish."
"Review" by , "Entertaining insight to litigation that any law-minded reader will follow from first filing to last appeal."
"Synopsis" by , "The legal thriller of the decade." --Cleveland Plain Dealer

Now a Major Motion Picture!

In this true story of an epic courtroom showdown, two of the nation's largest corporations stand accused of causing the deaths of children. Representing the bereaved parents, the unlikeliest of heroes emerges: a young, flamboyant Porsche-driving lawyer who hopes to win millions of dollars and ends up nearly losing everything, including his sanity. A searing, compelling tale of a legal system gone awry--one in which greed and power fight an unending struggle against justice--A Civil Action is also the story of how one determined man can ultimately make a difference. With an unstoppable narrative power, it is an unforgettable reading experience.

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