A Civil Action
"The legal thriller of the decade." --Cleveland Plain DealerNow 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:... show more
"The legal thriller of the decade." --Cleveland Plain DealerNow 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.
Publish date: August 27th 1996
Pages no: 502
Edition language: English
, True Crime
, Legal Thriller
This is the story of a "civil action"--that is a law suit, a "tort" where a corporation was sued for dumping toxic wastes purportedly causing cancer among the residents of Woburn Massachusetts. Harr was definitely not even-handed. This is told primarily from the point of view of the plaintiff's lawy...
This was a real page turner for the majority of the book. Near the end it stalled a little. So instead of 5 stars I give it a 4.5 especially since it is about real life and very relevant to today's corporate pillage of our world!
One of the few books I read during law school. I really wanted to be a product liability lawyer in those days, so naturally this appealed to me.
A wonderful read overall, this book feels like a novel, though it is non-fiction. It was extremely well-written and kept my interest throughout. The outcome was slightly disappointing, though that is what actually happened. I'd definitely recommend this book though.
I read this book when I was fifteen years old and decided I didn't like it because it didn't have a happy ending. It's nonfiction, you idiot child!