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The price of justice : a true story of greed and corruption

Author: Laurence Leamer
Publisher: New York : Times Books, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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A nonfiction legal thriller that traces the 14-year struggle of two lawyers to bring the most powerful coal baron in American history, Don Blankenship, to justice.
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Named Person: Hugh Caperton; Don Blankenship; David B Fawcett; Bruce E Stanley, (Lawyer)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laurence Leamer
ISBN: 9780805094718 0805094717
OCLC Number: 811597427
Description: xii, 432 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Prologue --
March 3, 2009 --
April 7, 1998 --
May 31, 2002 --
August 5, 2002 --
January 13, 2005 --
October 10, 2007 --
March 3, 2009 --
June 8, 2009 --
April 5, 2010.
Responsibility: Laurence Leamer.

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Don Blankenship, head of Massey Energy since the 1990s, ran an industry that provides nearly half of America's electric power. Just about the only thing that stood in the way of Blankenship's tyranny  Read more...

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"Laurence Leamer does a superb job of condensing this fifteen-year legal brawl into a highly readable and entertaining narrative. Greed, arrogance, injustice, corruption - it has it all, and, sadly, Read more...

 
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