Publisher description for A civil action / Jonathan Harr.


Bibliographic record and links to related information available from the Library of Congress catalog


Information from electronic data provided by the publisher. May be incomplete or contain other coding.


Counter "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.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Anderson, Anne, 1936?- Trials, litigation, etc, W, R, Grace & Co, Trials, litigation, etc, Trials (Toxic torts) Massachusetts Boston, Groundwater Pollution Law and legislation Massachusetts Woburn, Drinking water Contamination Massachusetts Woburn, Liability for water pollution damages Massachusetts Woburn, Schlichtmann, Jan