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Snow Falling on Cedars
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The Barnes & Noble ReviewDecember 1998 The New York Times Book Review declared Jonathan Harr's revealing true story, A Civil Action, "a page-turner. So rich and vivid that it becomes a good deal more than a simple, interesting case study." The critically acclaimed bestseller tells the true story... show more
The Barnes & Noble ReviewDecember 1998 The New York Times Book Review declared Jonathan Harr's revealing true story, A Civil Action, "a page-turner. So rich and vivid that it becomes a good deal more than a simple, interesting case study." The critically acclaimed bestseller tells the true story of an obsessed young lawyer who gives up just about everything to fight two prestigious law firms and two of the nation's largest corporations on behalf of the families and citizens of Woburn, Massachusetts, whose loved ones died because they drank the water. Harr has crafted a tale that demonstrates how truth can be more interesting than fiction. Describing a lawsuit that lasted nine years, A Civil Action reveals that even with the best lawyers and evidence on the victims' side, justice can be elusive, especially when it involves malfeasance by powerful corporations. Read how the unlikeliest of heroes emerges when a young, hotshot, Porsche-driving lawyer takes the case, initially with hopes of winning millions, and ends up nearly losing everything, including his sanity, as he is led to confront connected and powerful interests who will do anything to win. A Civil Action is considered by many to be the best book ever written on the legal system.
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Format: Textbook
ASIN: 9780679764021
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Edition language: English
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Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
4.5 Snow Falling on Cedars
bookshelves: winter20092010, published-1995, war, north-americas, fraudio, lifestyles-deathstyles, mystery-thriller, racism, wwii Read in December, 2009 Jultid reading. Banned books http://www.ila.org/pdf/2008banned.pdf San Piedro Island, north of Puget Sound, is a place so isolated that no on...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
4.0 Snow Falling on Cedars
Jultid reading. g driveBanned books http://www.ila.org/pdf/2008banned.pdf
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melissawritergrrlreads rated it
3.0 Snow Falling on Cedars
This book was hard to get into at first but, once I did, it was a great read. The detail in the book was one of its strongest features. It was a court trial / flashback novel set just after WWII, during a time where anyone of Japanese descent was treated like an enemy.
debnance
debnance rated it
3.0 Snow Falling on Cedars
Slow mystery and love story with a wonderful ending.
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