Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty

Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty

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The highly anticipated portrait of three generations of the Sackler family, by the prize-winning, bestselling author of Say Nothing.

The Sackler name adorns the walls of many storied institutions: Harvard, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Oxford, the Louvre. They are one of the richest families in the world, known for their lavish donations to the arts and sciences. The source of the family fortune was vague, however, until it emerged that the Sacklers were responsible for making and marketing OxyContin, a blockbuster painkiller that was a catalyst for the opioid crisis.

Empire of Pain is a masterpiece of narrative reporting and writing, exhaustively documented and ferociously compelling.

Title:Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780385545686
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    Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty Reviews

  • K.J. Charles

    I've been reading a lot of non fiction because I haven't been able to read romance. After this I want to crawl into a hole with forty romance novels and never come out. Jesus. This is horrifying. As a...

  • Regina

    Empire of Pain will easily make my list of the best books I read in 2021. My guess is if you read it, it will end up on yours too. Journalist Patrick Radden Keefe chronicles three generations of the S...

  • Traci Thomas

    This is A+ reporting and storytelling. The story of the Sackler family is expertly laid out for the reader. Riveting and sickening. Investigative journalism at its best. Read this book. ...

  • Beverly

    Patrick Radden Keefe is a brilliant journalist and writer. I read Say Nothing by him, also, which is another top notch non-fiction book that recently won a prize.That book was about the abduction and ...

  • Elle

    Congrats to the 2021 Goodreads Choice ✨WINNER✨ in History & Biography! A painstaking account of the very beginnings of the Sackler family business, starting with the founding and acquisition of...

  • Marialyce (absltmom, yaya)

    It has taken me awhile to formulate my thoughts about this amazing book Empire of Pain. This nonfiction, written by Patrick Radden Keefe, will not only inform you of three generations of the infamous ...

  • Michael Perkins

    How it all started.....https://www.vox.com/2017/6/5/15111936...======================The article that the book expanded from.https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/20...=====================New documentar...

  • Barbara

    Huge shout out to GR friends Elyse and Stacey B who wrote a fantastic reviews on “Empire of Pain”. I chose to listen to the audio, narrated by the author Patrick Radden Keefe. What’s interesting...

  • Elyse  Walters

    Audiobook….narrated by Patrick Radden Keefe …18 hours and 6 minutes The billionaire Sackler family - three generations-and a forth-guy…..The fates of Purdue have been the closely watched compani...

  • Wynne Kontos RONA READS

    Have you seen Anya Taylor-Joy in the THE WITCH? Perhaps you washed pan seared gnocchi down with a crisp French 75 at The Smith. Did you attend Columbia, NYU, Yale, Harvard, or Tufts? Have you been to ...