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A Civil Action.

by Jonathan Harr

Condition: Fine/Fine


New York, New York: Random House, 1995. First edition, first printing. Hardcover--quarter cloth. Fine/Fine. Octavo, 9 1/2" tall, 500 pages. A near fine, clean, neat, hard cover first edition with light shelf wear, hinges and binding tight, paper white, but a slight touch of foxing to the fore-edge. In a near fine, lightly worn dust jacket with price clipped.
  • Bookseller: Avenue Victor Hugo Bookshop US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 45920
  • Title: A Civil Action.
  • Author: Jonathan Harr
  • Format/binding:Hardcover--quarter cloth
  • Book condition: Used - Fine
  • Jacket condition: Fine
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First edition, first printing
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • ISBN 10:0394563492
  • ISBN 13:9780394563497
  • Publisher: Random House
  • Place: New York, New York
  • Date published: 1995
  • Keywords: Law, trials Politics, Massachusetts
  • Bookseller catalogs: Law;


Book summary

For the film starring John Travolta, see A Civil Action (film) A Civil Action is a 1996 non-fiction novel by Jonathan Harr depicting the real-life water contamination case in Woburn, Massachusetts in the 1980s. The book became a best-seller and won the National Book Critics Circle Award for nonfiction. The case is Anderson v. Cryovac. The first reported decision in the case is at 96 F.R.D. 431 (denial of defendants' motion to dismiss).

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