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    Description"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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    Title
    A Civil Action
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jonathan Harr, Edited by Marty Asher
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 502
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 206 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 476 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780679772675
    ISBN 10: 0679772677
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ADV
    Ingram Theme: APPR/CLASSA
    BIC subject category V2: VSD
    Libri: I-PL
    Ingram Subject Code: PL
    Ingram Theme: GEOG/MASSCH
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17610
    BISAC V2.8: LAW012000, POL014000
    B&T General Subject: 490
    DC21: 346.73038
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T17.2
    DC22: 346.7303, 346.73038
    LC classification: KF228.A7H3
    BISAC V2.8: LAW034000
    LC classification: KF228.A667 H37 1996
    LC subject heading: , , , , , , , , ,
    Thema V1.0: VSD
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    MAP
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Vintage Books
    Publication date
    30 June 1998
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    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.
    Review quote
    "Whether in truth or fiction, I have never read a more compelling chronicle of litigation." --John Grisham "A page-turner. Rich and vivid. . . eventful and gripping." --The New York Times "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 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.