Patrick Radden Keefe
Presents a portrait of three generations of the Sackler family, who built their fortune on the sale of Valium and later sponsored the creation and marketing of one of the most commonly prescribed and addictive painkillers of the opioid crisis.
"In December 1972, Jean McConville, a thirty-eight-year-old mother of ten, was dragged from her Belfast home by masked intruders, her children clinging to her legs. They never saw her again. Her abduction was one of the most notorious episodes of the vicious conflict known as The Troubles. Everyone in the neighborhood knew the I.R.A. was responsible. But in a climate of fear and paranoia, no one would speak of it. In 2003, five years after an accord...
"From the prize-winning, New York Times bestselling author of Say Nothing and Empire of Pain, twelve enthralling stories of skulduggery and intrigue by one of the most decorated journalists of our time. 'I read everything he writes. Every time he writes abook, I read it. Every time he writes an article, I read it ... he's a national treasure.' - Rachel Maddow. Patrick Radden Keefe has garnered prizes ranging from the National Magazine Award to the...
La família Sackler és una de les més riques del món i és coneguda per haver fet donacions molt generoses a entitats i institucions de l'àmbit de les arts i les ciències. També és la responsable de produir i promocionar l'OxyContin, un opiaci venut com a analgèsic que ha provocat milers de morts i milions d'addictes als Estats Units. Patrick Radden Keefe retrata de forma implacable les tres generacions de la dinastia farmacèutica que ha...