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A Civil Action

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In A Civil Action, Jonathan Harr brilliantly documents a landmark case pitting eight Woburn, Mass., families against two multibillion-dollar corporations that they accused of poisoning city wells with toxic waste. Remarkably, he manages to render nine years of bitter legal warfare into a compelling narrative. (This was EW’s 1995 Book of the Year.) A