A Civil Action

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Thorndike Press, Jun 1, 1998 - Fiction - 864 pages
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This authoritative, in-depth, revealing, and wonderfully-written book tells the true story of an obsessed young lawyer who gave up everything to fight two prestigious law firms and the corporations they represented, on behalf of the families of Woburn, Massachusetts, whose loved ones had died because they drank the town's water.

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User Review  - Rosenstern - LibraryThing

The summary may sound interesting but trust me, unless you are a hardcore law fan or a law student, you will not enjoy this book. It documented the court case of two corporations who were accused of ... Read full review

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User Review  - BookConcierge - LibraryThing

A work of nonfiction that explores the circumstances around a civil suit filed in Massachusettes, which alleged that industrial pollution contaminated a town's drinking water supply, leading to an unusually high number of childhood leukemia cases. Fascinating reading. Read full review


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