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A Civil Action

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"The legal thriller of the decade." --Cleveland Plain DealerNow 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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 502 pages
  • 129.54 x 205.74 x 33.02mm | 476.27g
  • Random House USA Inc
  • Vintage Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • MAP
  • 0679772677
  • 9780679772675
  • 155,180

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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.show more

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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 Worldshow more

About Jonathan Harr

Jonathan Harr is the author of the national bestseller A Civil Action, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction and The Lost Painting, a New York Times bestseller. 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.show more

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11,983 ratings
3.93 out of 5 stars
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4 42% (5,059)
3 24% (2,909)
2 4% (483)
1 1% (96)
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