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A Civil Action

A Civil Action( )
Author: Harr, Jonathan
Editor: Asher, Marty
ISBN:978-0-394-56349-7
Publication Date:Aug 1995
Publisher:Random House Publishing Group
Imprint:Random House
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $27.95
Book Description:

"The lawyer had not wanted the case at first - it was too big, too complicated, too risky. It concerned a cluster of childhood leukemia victims in a small town north of Boston where the city wells had been poisoned by industrial chemicals. Two of the nation's largest corporations, each with a plant near the wells, stood accused. Against his better judgment, the lawyer found himself drawn into the case." "In this book, you'll meet the Harvard Law professor who told the lawyer that this...
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Book Details
Pages:500
Detailed Subjects: Law / Environmental
Law / Legal History
Law / Personal Injury
Science / Environmental Science
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.6 x 9.58 x 1.61 Inches
Book Weight:1.928 Pounds
Author Biography
Harr, Jonathan (Author)
Author Jonathan Harr is best known for his compelling account of a tragic toxic waste case that plagued Woburn, Massachusetts during the 1980s, entitled A Civil Action. This story traces the formulation and outcome of a legal complaint filed by eight families against three local Woburn industries for improper handling and disposal of toxic chemicals.

A Civil Action won Harr the 1996 National Book Critics Circle Award for nonfiction and earned him a spot on the New York Times Best Sellers List for 65 weeks. He also received the 1997 Environmental Awareness Award from the League of Conservation Voters for his ability to incorporate an environmental protection issue into his work and for his efforts to help raise awareness of environmental issues.

Jonathan Harr is a former staff writer at New England Monthly and has contributed to The New Yorker. He has also taught at Smith College.

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