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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I thought it was good. I loved the plot of the story, environmental lawsuits are fascinating to me. Learned a lot about the legal system. Read full review

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Great, true story doubt the law and our sometimes not so great justice system. Read full review


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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.

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