Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty

Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty Details

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.

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Title:Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty
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  • Traci at The Stacks

    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. ...

  • Michael Perkins

    The article that the book expanded from.https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/20...BTW, I noticed a tactic in the ratings for this book below that I usually see Christian fundamentalists use. They "join"...

  • Perry

    Compelling story and swirling subplots around the Sackler men and women whose billions were gained on pain and abusive practices concerning opioids, as well as of some heroes who brought the Sacklers ...

  • Wynne Kontos

    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 ...

  • Tyler Hunt

    After reading "Say Nothing", which is the best non-fiction book I've ever read, I figured I would read whatever Keefe wrote next, good choice. It honestly took me a little longer to finish this becaus...

  • Kyle Erickson

    Eye-opening. Enlightening. Incredibly well researched. The Sacklers are insanely wealthy and play a large part in America's opioid crisis. This book is consistently engaging and revelatory, without a ...

  • Brendan Monroe

    In "Say Nothing," Patrick Radden Keefe's look into that period of bitter conflict in Northern Ireland from 1968-1998 known today as The Troubles, it's hard to say that any of the major players were tr...

  • Mian

    For the first 1/4 of this book, I thought I might actually enjoy reading about this evil family in the same morbid way that I enjoy Succession and The Godfather movies. But NOPE!! These people are so ...

  • Stephen Selbst

    The US opioid crisis is more than 20 years old. While it's hard to pick a single date as its commencement, many studies use 1999 as a point of departure, soon after Purdue Pharma began selling OxyCont...

  • Koen

    F*cking rich people! Is a phrase that pops in my head more and more as i get older. The Sacklers are the epitome of that sentiment. This book is infuriating. The Sacklers are responsible for Oxycodone...