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La Apelacion = The Appeal (Vintage Espanol) [Spanish] [Paperback]

John Grisham , Laura Martin De Dios

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13 July 2010 Vintage Espanol
La política siempre ha sido un juego sucio. Ahora la justicia también lo es.
 
Corrupción política, desastre ecológico, demandas judiciales millonarias y una poderosa empresa química condenada por contaminar el agua de la ciudad y provocar un aumento de casos de cáncer, y que no está dispuesta a cerrar sus instalaciones bajo ningún concepto. John Grisham, el gran mago del suspense, urde una intriga poderosa e hipnótica, en la que se reflejan algunas de las principales lacras que azotan a la sociedad actual: la manipulación de un sistema judicial que puede llegar ser más sucio que los crímenes que pretende castigar.

Product details

  • Paperback: 471 pages
  • Publisher: Vintage Books USA; Tra edition (13 July 2010)
  • Language: Spanish
  • ISBN-10: 0307475328
  • ISBN-13: 978-0307475329
  • Product Dimensions: 20.5 x 13.3 x 2.7 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,991,754 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Long before his name became synonymous with the modern legal thriller, he was working 60-70 hours a week at a small Southaven, Mississippi, law practice, squeezing in time before going to the office and during courtroom recesses to work on his hobby--writing his first novel.

Born on February 8, 1955 in Jonesboro, Arkansas, to a construction worker and a homemaker, John Grisham as a child dreamed of being a professional baseball player. Realizing he didn't have the right stuff for a pro career, he shifted gears and majored in accounting at Mississippi State University. After graduating from law school at Ole Miss in 1981, he went on to practice law for nearly a decade in Southaven, specializing in criminal defense and personal injury litigation. In 1983, he was elected to the state House of Representatives and served until 1990.

One day at the DeSoto County courthouse, Grisham overheard the harrowing testimony of a twelve-year-old rape victim and was inspired to start a novel exploring what would have happened if the girl's father had murdered her assailants. Getting up at 5 a.m. every day to get in several hours of writing time before heading off to work, Grisham spent three years on A Time to Kill and finished it in 1987. Initially rejected by many publishers, it was eventually bought by Wynwood Press, who gave it a modest 5,000 copy printing and published it in June 1988.

That might have put an end to Grisham's hobby. However, he had already begun his next book, and it would quickly turn that hobby into a new full-time career--and spark one of publishing's greatest success stories. The day after Grisham completed A Time to Kill, he began work on another novel, the story of a hotshot young attorney lured to an apparently perfect law firm that was not what it appeared. When he sold the film rights to The Firm to Paramount Pictures for $600,000, Grisham suddenly became a hot property among publishers, and book rights were bought by Doubleday. Spending 47 weeks on The New York Times bestseller list, The Firm became the bestselling novel of 1991.

The successes of The Pelican Brief, which hit number one on the New York Times bestseller list, and The Client, which debuted at number one, confirmed Grisham's reputation as the master of the legal thriller. Grisham's success even renewed interest in A Time to Kill, which was republished in hardcover by Doubleday and then in paperback by Dell. This time around, it was a bestseller.

Since first publishing A Time to Kill in 1988, Grisham has written one novel a year (his other books are The Firm, The Pelican Brief, The Client, The Chamber, The Rainmaker, The Runaway Jury, The Partner, The Street Lawyer, The Testament, The Brethren, A Painted House, Skipping Christmas, The Summons, The King of Torts, Bleachers, The Last Juror, The Broker, Playing for Pizza, The Appeal, and The Associate) and all of them have become international bestsellers. There are currently over 250 million John Grisham books in print worldwide, which have been translated into 29 languages. Nine of his novels have been turned into films (The Firm, The Pelican Brief, The Client, A Time to Kill, The Rainmaker, The Chamber, A Painted House, The Runaway Jury, and Skipping Christmas), as was an original screenplay, The Gingerbread Man. The Innocent Man (October 2006) marked his first foray into non-fiction, and Ford County (November 2009) was his first short story collection.

Grisham lives with his wife Renee and their two children Ty and Shea. The family splits their time between their Victorian home on a farm in Mississippi and a plantation near Charlottesville, VA.

Grisham took time off from writing for several months in 1996 to return, after a five-year hiatus, to the courtroom. He was honoring a commitment made before he had retired from the law to become a full-time writer: representing the family of a railroad brakeman killed when he was pinned between two cars. Preparing his case with the same passion and dedication as his books' protagonists, Grisham successfully argued his clients' case, earning them a jury award of $683,500--the biggest verdict of his career.

When he's not writing, Grisham devotes time to charitable causes, including most recently his Rebuild The Coast Fund, which raised 8.8 million dollars for Gulf Coast relief in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. He also keeps up with his greatest passion: baseball. The man who dreamed of being a professional baseball player now serves as the local Little League commissioner. The six ballfields he built on his property have played host to over 350 kids on 26 Little League teams.

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Amazon.com: 5.0 out of 5 stars  2 reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Muy bueno 8 April 2013
By Armonia - Published on Amazon.com
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Este libro se mueve entre la corrupción,las demandas,la bolsa y una manera audaz de jugar con las acciones,la ambición de unos cuantos y cómo utilizar el sistema judicial para el bien propio.Es una historia ficticia,pero...pudiera ser real.Muy bien escrita,la recomiendo para aquellos que gustan del ambiente de las leyes,este autor dibuja magistralmente ese mundo,con giros insospechados.Una poderosa industria quimica acusada de contaminar el agua de la ciudad y provocar casos de cancer....no está dispuesta a cerrar sus instalaciones,la lucha de los poderosos,quien ganará?
2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars La Apelacion 10 Jan 2010
By J. PENA - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Buenisima, de las mejores de este autor de thrilers y he leido varias. Te va llevando poco a poco a un desenlase inesperado. Parece ser una historia veridica, aunque el autor no afirma que lo sea. Un tema de mucha actualidad como la contaminacion ambiental y los grandes intereses creados de los ricos y poderosos en los USA la recomiendo muy bien...
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