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Jonathan Harr

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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 vis mere 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. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre

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Versão narrativa de acontecimentos reais em torno de um Caravaggio desaparecido. Se isso não é suficiente para estimular a leitura, o autor trata do tema com uma leveza, misturando a narração dos eventos recentes com os da vida de Caravaggio com uma mestria abismal. De começar a ler e ficar agarrado até ao fim!
 
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brucosta90 | 66 andre anmeldelser | Feb 7, 2024 |
Short read on the a painting The Taking of Christ by Caravaggio. This is non fiction. It is an interesting read. Explains the process of restoration and provenance of the art in great detail.
 
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harishwriter | 66 andre anmeldelser | Oct 12, 2023 |
An incredibly compelling work about the discovery of Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio's lost painting, The Taking of Christ, which had been missing for two centuries as well as the daunting task of tracking its whereabouts throughout its history.

Being that I love art history, I may be a bit biased, but I felt as though Harr's narrative was enthralling and read just like fiction. From learning about the numerous copies of the painting to the restoration process, I was captivated. Highly recommended for those who enjoy art history or the juicy inner workings of an art restorer's life and those who help shape it.… (mere)
 
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cbwalsh | 66 andre anmeldelser | Sep 13, 2023 |
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