A Civil Action

A Civil Action

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By (author) Jonathan Harr, Read by John Shea

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  • Publisher: Random House Audio Publishing Group
  • Format: CD-Audio
  • Dimensions: 125mm x 142mm x 25mm | 204g
  • Publication date: 30 August 2005
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0739321498
  • ISBN 13: 9780739321492
  • Edition: Abridged
  • Edition statement: abridged edition

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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 Civil Action is the searing, compelling tale of a legal system gone awry -- one in which greed and power fight an unending struggle against justice. Yet it is also the story of how one man can ultimately make a difference. With an unstoppable narrative power reminiscent of Truman Capote's In Cold Blood, A Civil Action is an unforgettable reading experience that leaves the reader both shocked and enlightened. "From the Hardcover edition."

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Jonathan Harr is the author of the national bestseller "A Civil Action," winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction. He is a former staff writer at the New England Monthly and has written for "The New Yorker" and "The New York Times Magazine." He lives and works in Northampton, Massachusetts, where he has taught nonfiction writing at Smith College.

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"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 "From the Trade Paperback edition."

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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 Civil Action is the searing, compelling tale of a legal system gone awry -- one in which greed and power fight an unending struggle against justice. Yet it is also the story of how one man can ultimately make a difference. With an unstoppable narrative power reminiscent of Truman Capote's In Cold Blood, A Civil Action is an unforgettable reading experience that leaves the reader both shocked and enlightened. "From the Hardcover edition.