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The Resource A civil action, Jonathan Harr

A civil action, Jonathan Harr

Label
A civil action
Title
A civil action
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Harr
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The legal thriller of the decade." --Cleveland Plain Dealer Now 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
Summary
A young Boston trial lawyer is drawn into a case involving two industrial chemical plants and a cluster of childhood leukemia victims that is to encompass nine difficult years and bring him to near bankruptcy
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
National Book Critics Circle Award for Non-Fiction, 1995.
Biography type
contains biographical information
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154542
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Harr, Jonathan
Dewey number
  • 346.73038
  • 347.30638
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Intended audience
1000
Intended audience source
Lexile
LC call number
KF228.A7
LC item number
H37 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Anderson, Anne
  • Schlichtmann, Jan
  • W.R. Grace & Co.
  • Trials (Toxic torts)
  • Groundwater
  • Drinking water
  • Liability for water pollution damages
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a real-life legal thriller
Label
A civil action, Jonathan Harr
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Map on lining paper
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 495-498)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9020217
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
500 pages
Isbn
9780394563497
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
95002088
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm31969453
Label
A civil action, Jonathan Harr
Publication
Copyright
Note
Map on lining paper
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 495-498)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9020217
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
500 pages
Isbn
9780394563497
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
95002088
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm31969453

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