Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty (New York Times Bestsellers)

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Winner of the 2021 Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction.

One of Barack Obama’s Favourite Books of 2021.

Goodreads Choice Awards 2021: Winner, Memoir & Autobiography.

Empire of Pain is the story of a dynasty: a parable of 21st-century greed.

The gripping and shocking story of three generations of the Sackler family and their roles in the stories of Valium, Oxycontin and the opioid crisis.

The Sackler family is one of the richest in the world, and their name adorns the walls of many famous institutions - Harvard; the Metropolitan Museum of Art; Oxford; the Louvre. The source of the family fortune was vague, until it emerged that the Sacklers were responsible for making and marketing Oxycontin, a blockbuster painkiller that was a catalyst for the opioid crisis - an international epidemic of drug addiction that has killed nearly half a million people.

In this masterpiece of narrative reporting and writing, award-winning journalist and host of the Wind of Change podcast Patrick Radden Keefe exhaustively documents the jaw-dropping and ferociously compelling reality.

Shortlisted for the 2021 Financial Times/McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award.

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ISBN-13: 9781529063103
ISBN-10: 1529063108
Pagini: 535
Dimensiuni: 128 x 196 x 37 mm
Greutate: 0.39 kg
Editura: Pan Macmillan
Colecția Picador
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Patrick Radden Keefe is an award-winning staff writer at the New Yorker and the author of Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty (winner of the Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction), Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland, as well as two previous critically-acclaimed books, The Snakehead, and Chatter. He is the writer and host of the eight-part podcast Wind of Change on the origins of the Scorpions' power ballad. He is the recipient of the 2014 National Magazine Award for Feature Writing, was a finalist for the National Magazine Award for Reporting in 2015 and 2016, and also received a Guggenheim Fellowship. He grew up in Boston and now lives in New York.