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    DescriptionTwo 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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    Title
    A Civil Action
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jonathan Harr, Read by John Shea
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 119 mm
    Height: 156 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 200 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780739321492
    ISBN 10: 0739321498
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: POL
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 50000
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T7.0
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T General Subject: 750
    BIC subject category V2: JPV
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 04
    LC classification: HM
    Abridged Dewey: 301
    BISAC V2.8: SOC026000, POL014000
    Ingram Subject Code: KN
    Libri: I-KN
    DC21: 346.73038
    B&T Approval Code: A39150000, A83253000
    DC22: 346.73038
    LC subject heading: , , , , , ,
    Edition
    Abridged
    Edition statement
    abridged edition
    Publisher
    Random House Audio Price-Less
    Imprint name
    Random House Audio Price-Less
    Publication date
    30 August 2005
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    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.
    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 "From the Trade Paperback edition."
    Flap copy
    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.