Funeral Wars

Funeral Wars : How Lawyer Willie Gary Turned a Petty Dispute About Coffins into a Multi-million Dollar Morality Play

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'I'm just a country boy,' says Willie Gary when he addresses a jury. 'If I just talk in plain, ordinary talk, you won't hold that against me, will you?' The son of migrant corn-pickers, Gary is one of America's most successful lawyers: diamond-encrusted Rolex, private Gulfstream jet. In Funeral Wars, Jonathan Harr follows Gary's most notorious case, a contract dispute between rival funeral parlours. This is the bizarre story of how Gary turns that dispute into a multi-million-dollar morality play. Above all, though, it is his story, that of a simple Southern boy whose life has taken on the contours of more

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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 114 x 172 x 10mm | 181.44g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0571208509
  • 9780571208500

About Jonathan Harr

Jonathan Harr's book, A Civil Action, was made into a major Hollywood film. The rights for Funeral Wars have been bought by Wamer more