A Civil Action

A Civil Action

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Author/Contributor(s): Harr, Jonathan
Publisher: Vintage
Date: 08/27/1996
Binding: Paperback
Condition: NEW
#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER - NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD WINNER - The true story of one man so determined to take down two of the nation's largest corporations accused of killing children from water contamination that he risks losing everything.

The legal thriller of the decade. --Cleveland Plain Dealer


Described as "a page-turner filled with greed, duplicity, heartache, and bare-knuckle legal brinksmanship by The New York Times, 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. 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. With an unstoppable narrative power reminiscent of Truman Capote's In Cold Blood, A Civil Action is an unforgettable reading experience that will leave the reader both shocked and enlightened.

A Civil Action was made into a movie starring John Travolta and Robert Duvall.