A Civil Action by Jonathan Harr
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"The legal thriller of the decade." --Cleveland Plain Dealer

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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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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.To schedule a speaking engagement, please contact American Program Bureau at www.apbspeakers.com  From the Hardcover edition.
 
Published August 10, 2011 by Vintage. 514 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Professional & Technical, Law & Philosophy, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Business & Economics, Education & Reference, Biographies & Memoirs, Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math, Horror. Non-fiction

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