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Book Summary of Empire of Pain

Download or read book Summary of Empire of Pain written by Alexander Cooper and published by BookSummaryGr. This book was released on 2021-10-03 with total page 50 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Summary of Empire of Pain In Empire of Pain (2021), Patrick Radden Keefe narrates how the Sackler family, over three generations, grew from immigrant newcomers to wealthy philanthropists and ultimately the people behind a drug that ended up killing thousands of Americans. Originally based on good intentions, the Sacklers developed OxyContin, a revolutionary painkiller that was meant to help people live happier pain-free lives. But what started as a noble project quickly was overtaken by greed and political corruption, making OxyContin the cause of one of the largest opioid epidemics in the US. Patrick Radden Keefe's assortment of work doesn't appear, from the start, the most open. An analytical columnist by profession, he investigates numerous habits of defilement, and his last book, 2019's Say Nothing, had a lift pitch that sounded anything other than standard. It dove into The Inconveniences in Ireland, using a long-time past disappearance of a 38-year-old mother of 10 to detail the human impact of that quite certain time in I.R.A. history. It additionally turned into a New York Times blockbuster — and was perhaps the best book of the year. Keefe has a method of making the distant extraordinarily edible, of transforming complex stories into page-turning spine chillers, and he's done it again with Empire of Pain. The behemoth (450 pages, in addition to 80 a greater amount of notes and records) is a blistering — however carefully announced — takedown of the more distant family behind OxyContin, generally accepted to be at the main driver of our country's narcotic emergency. It's equivalent amounts of succulent society tattle (the Sackler name has been put across galleries and establishments in New York and London, they go to get-togethers with any semblance of Michael Bloomberg) and chronicled record of how they assembled their dynasty and in the end pushed Oxy onto the market. It's not prone to flip-flop anybody's assessment over who is at fault for the habit plague: In the event that you've made it this far with your conviction of the Sacklers' honesty unblemished, there's conceivably nothing that can be said to influence you. However, for the remainder of the understanding public, it experiences each guarantee inalienable in the word report. Empire is partitioned into three sections: Patriarch, which narrates the life and vocation of Arthur Sackler, who assembled the family's riches and dispatched their foray to drugs in any case; Dynasty, which bargains for the most part in the development of OxyContin (which outgrew the pain cure MS Contin); and Legacy, which underlines the beginning of the family's destruction, as well as, drives home Keefe's representation of exactly how reckless, cash-hungry, and scheming the Sacklers were in their push to rule the painkiller market. Here is a Preview of What You Will Get: ⁃ A Full Book Summary ⁃ An Analysis ⁃ Fun quizzes ⁃ Quiz Answers ⁃ Etc. Get a copy of this summary and learn about the book.

Book Empire of Pain

Download or read book Empire of Pain written by Patrick Radden Keefe and published by Anchor. This book was released on 2021-04-13 with total page 574 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR • A grand, devastating portrait of three generations of the Sackler family, famed for their philanthropy, whose fortune was built by Valium and whose reputation was destroyed by OxyContin. From the prize-winning and bestselling author of Say Nothing. "A real-life version of the HBO series Succession with a lethal sting in its tail…a masterful work of narrative reportage.” – Laura Miller, Slate The history of the Sackler dynasty is rife with drama—baroque personal lives; bitter disputes over estates; fistfights in boardrooms; glittering art collections; Machiavellian courtroom maneuvers; and the calculated use of money to burnish reputations and crush the less powerful. The Sackler name has adorned 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, but the source of the family fortune was vague—until it emerged that the Sacklers were responsible for making and marketing a blockbuster painkiller that was the catalyst for the opioid crisis. Empire of Pain is the saga of three generations of a single family and the mark they would leave on the world, a tale that moves from the bustling streets of early twentieth-century Brooklyn to the seaside palaces of Greenwich, Connecticut, and Cap d’Antibes to the corridors of power in Washington, D.C. It follows the family’s early success with Valium to the much more potent OxyContin, marketed with a ruthless technique of co-opting doctors, influencing the FDA, downplaying the drug’s addictiveness. Empire of Pain chronicles the multiple investigations of the Sacklers and their company, and the scorched-earth legal tactics that the family has used to evade accountability. A masterpiece of narrative reporting, Empire of Pain is a ferociously compelling portrait of America’s second Gilded Age, a study of impunity among the super-elite and a relentless investigation of the naked greed that built one of the world’s great fortunes.

Book Summary   Analysis

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  • Author : Prk Press
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2021-04-16
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 36 pages

Download or read book Summary Analysis written by Prk Press and published by . This book was released on 2021-04-16 with total page 36 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: SUMMARY AND ANALYSIS OF EMPIRE OF PAIN BY PATRICK RADDEN KEEFEDISCLAIMERThis book was not written by Patrick Keefe. It is a summary guide that written for your own delight by PRK Press. If you are seeking to buy Patrick's book pls don't buy this. ABOUT THE ORIGINAL BOOKThe 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 the sciences. The source of the family fortune was vague, however, until it emerged that the Sacklers were responsible for making and marketing a blockbuster painkiller that was the catalyst for the opioid crisis. Empire of Pain begins with the story of three doctor brothers, Raymond, Mortimer and the incalculably energetic Arthur, who weathered the poverty of the Great Depression and appalling anti-Semitism. Working at a barbaric mental institution, Arthur saw a better way and conducted groundbreaking research into drug treatments. He also had a genius for marketing, especially for pharmaceuticals, and bought a small ad firm. Arthur devised the marketing for Valium, and built the first great Sackler fortune. He purchased a drug manufacturer, Purdue Frederick, which would be run by Raymond and Mortimer. The brothers began collecting art, and wives, and grand residences in exotic locales. Their children and grandchildren grew up in luxury. Forty years later, Raymond's son Richard ran the family-owned Purdue. The template Arthur Sackler created to sell Valium-co-opting doctors, influencing the FDA, downplaying the drug's addictiveness-was employed to launch a far more potent product: OxyContin. The drug went on to generate some thirty-five billion dollars in revenue, and to launch a public health crisis in which hundreds of thousands would die.Click on the BUY NOW button to grab your own copy now.

Book Summary of Patrick Radden Keefe s Empire of Pain

Download or read book Summary of Patrick Radden Keefe s Empire of Pain written by Milkyway Media and published by Milkyway Media. This book was released on 2021-06-15 with total page 43 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Buy now to get the key takeaways from Patrick Radden Keefe's Empire of Pain. Sample Key Takeaways: 1) In the early 1900s, Isaac Sackler, an immigrant from the Austrian empire, married Sophie Greenberg, an immigrant from Poland. They settled in Brooklyn, and had Arthur, Mortimer, and Raymond. 2) Isaac successfully operated a grocery store with his brother at 83 Montrose Avenue in Williamsburg, then moved to Flatbush after making enough money to get into real estate.

Book Not What the Doctor Ordered

Download or read book Not What the Doctor Ordered written by Jeffrey C. Bauer and published by CRC Press. This book was released on 2019-07-08 with total page 156 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This 25th Anniversary edition completely updates the powerful insights and policy recommendations of Not What the Doctor Ordered, first published in 1993 by renowned healthcare futurist and medical economist the author. It presents specific solutions to serious problems of cost, quality, access, and outcomes by allowing all Americans to purchase services directly from caregivers who provide an expanding array of medical services at least as well as physicians—at lower cost. Focusing on new realities of the 21st century, the authorshows not only why giving consumers the right to choose advanced practitioners is the top priority for improving our overpriced, underperforming medical care delivery system, but also how to make the necessary changes. As he clearly and concisely explains from medical and economic perspectives, the key is eliminating physicians’ monopoly powers over advanced practice nurses, clinical pharmacists, physical therapists, clinical psychologists, and other advanced practice (AP) health professionals who now rival physicians in scientific knowledge and caregiving skills within well-defined scopes of practice regulated by state governments.

Book Deviant Behavior

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  • Author : Erich Goode
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release : 2022-12-01
  • ISBN : 1000580199
  • Pages : 754 pages

Download or read book Deviant Behavior written by Erich Goode and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2022-12-01 with total page 754 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The new 2022 edition of the most widely taught deviance text brings us into a changing political era. A new chapter on political deviance includes a section that defines political deviance, emphasizing a sociological and not an ideological definition. It also covers which sectors of the society define what constitutes political deviance; and political deviance and its relation to social change. In addition, the chapter on substance abuse provides more discussion of marijuana legalization and decriminalization. Although disease as potential deviance has been covered, the COVID-19 pandemic greatly expands discussions on this topic. Updated throughout, this new edition includes expanded coverage of Black Lives Matter, sexual harassment, the social construction of immigration, and other topics. A new section on logic, reasoning, and verification of facts is an important new feature for student critical thinking while it addresses the recent politics of truth and lying, including QAnon.

Book Never Mind the B ll cks  Here s the Science

Download or read book Never Mind the B ll cks Here s the Science written by Luke O'Neill and published by Swift Press. This book was released on 2021-11-04 with total page 311 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A number one Irish bestseller, and winner of the Popular Non-Fiction Book of the Year at the Irish Book Awards In this fascinating and thought-provoking book, Professor Luke O'Neill grapples with life's biggest questions and tells us what science has to say about them. Covering topics from global pandemics to gender, addiction to euthanasia, Luke O'Neill's easy wit and clever pop-culture references deconstruct the science to make complex questions accessible. Arriving at science's definitive answers to some of the most controversial topics human beings have to grapple with, Never Mind the B#ll*ocks, Here's the Science is a celebration of science and hard facts in a time of fake news and sometimes unhelpful groupthink. 'A celebration of scientific fact in an era characterised by nebulous subjectivity' Irish Times

Book Policing America   s Empire

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  • Author : Alfred W. McCoy
  • Publisher : Univ of Wisconsin Press
  • Release : 2009-10-15
  • ISBN : 0299234134
  • Pages : 759 pages

Download or read book Policing America s Empire written by Alfred W. McCoy and published by Univ of Wisconsin Press. This book was released on 2009-10-15 with total page 759 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: At the dawn of the twentieth century, the U.S. Army swiftly occupied Manila and then plunged into a decade-long pacification campaign with striking parallels to today’s war in Iraq. Armed with cutting-edge technology from America’s first information revolution, the U.S. colonial regime created the most modern police and intelligence units anywhere under the American flag. In Policing America’s Empire Alfred W. McCoy shows how this imperial panopticon slowly crushed the Filipino revolutionary movement with a lethal mix of firepower, surveillance, and incriminating information. Even after Washington freed its colony and won global power in 1945, it would intervene in the Philippines periodically for the next half-century—using the country as a laboratory for counterinsurgency and rearming local security forces for repression. In trying to create a democracy in the Philippines, the United States unleashed profoundly undemocratic forces that persist to the present day. But security techniques bred in the tropical hothouse of colonial rule were not contained, McCoy shows, at this remote periphery of American power. Migrating homeward through both personnel and policies, these innovations helped shape a new federal security apparatus during World War I. Once established under the pressures of wartime mobilization, this distinctively American system of public-private surveillance persisted in various forms for the next fifty years, as an omnipresent, sub rosa matrix that honeycombed U.S. society with active informers, secretive civilian organizations, and government counterintelligence agencies. In each succeeding global crisis, this covert nexus expanded its domestic operations, producing new contraventions of civil liberties—from the harassment of labor activists and ethnic communities during World War I, to the mass incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II, all the way to the secret blacklisting of suspected communists during the Cold War. “With a breathtaking sweep of archival research, McCoy shows how repressive techniques developed in the colonial Philippines migrated back to the United States for use against people of color, aliens, and really any heterodox challenge to American power. This book proves Mark Twain’s adage that you cannot have an empire abroad and a republic at home.”—Bruce Cumings, University of Chicago “This book lays the Philippine body politic on the examination table to reveal the disease that lies within—crime, clandestine policing, and political scandal. But McCoy also draws the line from Manila to Baghdad, arguing that the seeds of controversial counterinsurgency tactics used in Iraq were sown in the anti-guerrilla operations in the Philippines. His arguments are forceful.”—Sheila S. Coronel, Columbia University “Conclusively, McCoy’s Policing America’s Empire is an impressive historical piece of research that appeals not only to Southeast Asianists but also to those interested in examining the historical embedding and institutional ontogenesis of post-colonial states’ police power apparatuses and their apparently inherent propensity to implement illiberal practices of surveillance and repression.”—Salvador Santino F. Regilme, Jr., Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs “McCoy’s remarkable book . . . does justice both to its author’s deep knowledge of Philippine history as well as to his rare expertise in unmasking the seamy undersides of state power.”—POLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review Winner, George McT. Kahin Prize, Southeast Asian Council of the Association for Asian Studies

Book History of Soybeans and Soyfoods in Austria and the Austro Hungarian Empire  1781 2020

Download or read book History of Soybeans and Soyfoods in Austria and the Austro Hungarian Empire 1781 2020 written by William Shurtleff, Akiko Aoyagi and published by Soyinfo Center. This book was released on 2020-05-02 with total page 869 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The world's most comprehensive, well-documented, and well illustrated book on this subject. With extensive subject and geographic index. 166 photographs and illustrations - many color. Free of charge in digital PDF format on Google Books

Book Summary of Hayley Mills s Forever Young

Download or read book Summary of Hayley Mills s Forever Young written by Milkyway Media and published by Milkyway Media. This book was released on 2024-01-29 with total page 24 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Get the Summary of Hayley Mills's Forever Young in 20 minutes. Please note: This is a summary & not the original book. "Forever Young" by Hayley Mills is an autobiography that chronicles the life and career of the English actress, from her unexpected casting in "Tiger Bay" at age twelve to her coming of age in the 1960s. Born into a theatrical family, Mills grew up in a nurturing environment, though her boarding school years were challenging. Her acting career began serendipitously when director J. Lee Thompson cast her in "Tiger Bay," leading to a successful screen test and her acclaimed performance...

Book An Abridgement  Or  Summary of the Chronicles of Scotland

Download or read book An Abridgement Or Summary of the Chronicles of Scotland written by John Monipennie and published by . This book was released on 1756 with total page 162 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Apocalypse Against Empire

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  • Author : Anathea E. Portier-Young
  • Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • Release : 2014-01-09
  • ISBN : 080287083X
  • Pages : 487 pages

Download or read book Apocalypse Against Empire written by Anathea E. Portier-Young and published by Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing. This book was released on 2014-01-09 with total page 487 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A fresh and daring take on ancient apocalyptic books. The year 167 b.c.e. marked the beginning of a period of intense persecution for the people of Judea, as Seleucid emperor Antiochus IV Epiphanes attempted -- forcibly and brutally -- to eradicate traditional Jewish religious practices. In Apocalypse against Empire Anathea Portier-Young reconstructs the historical events and key players in this traumatic episode in Jewish history and provides a sophisticated treatment of resistance in early Judaism. Building on a solid contextual foundation, Portier-Young argues that the first Jewish apocalypses emerged as a literature of resistance to Hellenistic imperial rule. She makes a sturdy case for this argument by examining three extant apocalypses, giving careful attention to the interplay between social theory, history, textual studies, and theological analysis. In particular, Portier-Young contends, the book of Daniel, the Apocalypse of Weeks, and the Book of Dreams were written to supply an oppressed people with a potent antidote to the destructive propaganda of the empire -- renewing their faith in the God of the covenant and answering state terror with radical visions of hope..

Book Quicklet on JM Coetzee s Waiting for the Barbarians  CliffNotes like Book Summary and Analysis

Download or read book Quicklet on JM Coetzee s Waiting for the Barbarians CliffNotes like Book Summary and Analysis written by Sarah Lilton and published by Hyperink Inc. This book was released on 2012-07-30 with total page 34 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: ABOUT THE BOOK How can I accept that disaster has overtaken my life when the world continues to move so tranquilly through its cycles?"- The Magistrate Waiting for the Barbarians is JM Coetzee’s third novel and was published in 1980. It quickly garnered popular and critical attention for the relatively young South African author. It was awarded the CNA Prize (South Africa’s top literary award), the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize (Britain’s literary prize for authors under 40), and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize (Scotland’s top publishing award as well as one of the oldest literary awards in the UK). This short but powerful novel was written during the time that Coetzee taught literature at the University of Cape Town in South Africa. He had returned to his native country in 1972 after the United States government.. EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK He is fascinated with uncovering the mysteries of this ancient town, and speculates on the possible ends their civilization came to. Did they succumb to the barbarians of old and die encamped within the walls? The Magistrate is not overly ambitious, and yet it soon becomes clear that even his modest hopes will prove extravagant. “When I pass away I hope to merit three lines of small print in the Imperial Gazette,” he says. “I have not asked for more then a quiet life in quiet times.” Despite the Magistrates temperate inclinations, he proves to be a ruthless observer of both his own nature and that of those he encounters. His awakening consciousness is unsparing and brutal as it systematically uncovers and destroys his illusions about life and the world. The sleepy frontier town, not even having facilities for prisoners, has idled along without event under the Magistrates stewardship, but has come recently to the Empire’s attention as stories of unrest among the barbarians have stirred the officials of the Third Bureau of the Civil Guard into action. The barbarian tribes, who are fishing people and aboriginals living a nomadic lifestyle on the edges of civilization, are rumored to be arming and organizing against the Empire. Colonel Joll and his men, the “doctors of interrogation,” come to the frontier with a particular theory of interrogation, “First I get lies, you see—this is what happens—first lies, then pressure, then more lies, then more pressure, then the break, then more pressure, then the truth,” Joll explains. “That is how you get the truth.” The Magistrate comments dryly, to himself: “Pain is truth, all else is subject to doubt.” Noting that about once every decade there is an eruption of hysteria about the barbarians, the Magistrate does his best to accommodate the Third Bureau, but finds himself impelled towards an inevitable confrontation with the powers he has served with a half-indifferent complacence for so many years... Buy the book to continue reading! Follow @hyperink on Twitter! Visit us at www.facebook.com/hyperink! Go to www.hyperink.com to join our newsletter and get awesome freebies! CHAPTER OUTLINE JM Coetzee's Waiting for the Barbarians + About the Book + Sidebar: A very brief introduction to colonization and Apartheid + Introducing the Author + Overall Summary + ...and much more

Book Summary of Courage is Calling      Review Keypoints and Take aways

Download or read book Summary of Courage is Calling Review Keypoints and Take aways written by PenZen Summaries and published by by Mocktime Publication. This book was released on 2022-11-29 with total page 16 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The summary of Courage is Calling – Fortune Favors the Brave presented here include a short review of the book at the start followed by quick overview of main points and a list of important take-aways at the end of the summary. The Summary of The book "Courage is Calling" is a reflection on bravery as well as a how-to manual for being courageous. It provides concrete advice for building courage, such as how to dispel your fears and the benefits of taking small steps first, and it lays out, in writing that is rich with anecdotes, the simple ways that each of us can become a little bit braver. The advice ranges from how to dispel your fears to the benefits of taking small steps first. Courage is Calling summary includes the key points and important takeaways from the book Courage is Calling by Ryan Holiday. Disclaimer: 1. This summary is meant to preview and not to substitute the original book. 2. We recommend, for in-depth study purchase the excellent original book. 3. In this summary key points are rewritten and recreated and no part/text is directly taken or copied from original book. 4. If original author/publisher wants us to remove this summary, please contact us at [email protected].

Book Monthly Summary of Commerce and Finance of the United States

Download or read book Monthly Summary of Commerce and Finance of the United States written by and published by . This book was released on 1904 with total page 1424 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Summary of Helen Rappaport s The Romanov Sisters

Download or read book Summary of Helen Rappaport s The Romanov Sisters written by Everest Media, and published by Everest Media LLC. This book was released on 2022-05-25T22:59:00Z with total page 75 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 The Hesse sisters were daughters of Princess Alice, and they all married well. The youngest, Alix, was the most beautiful and was married to the Duke of Hesse. Darmstadt, the capital of Hesse, was considered the dullest town in Germany. #2 Princess Alice of Hesse was married to the Duke of Teck in 1858. She had been raised in a liberal environment, but she was soon disappointed by the conservative atmosphere at the Hessian court. She began philanthropic activities, including regular hospital visiting and the promotion of women’s health. #3 The house of Hesse was far from wealthy, and Alice knew the pinch of poverty. But she created a warm home-from-home for her family, furnished with chintz fabrics and unremarkable pieces sent from England. She did not spoil her children, and allowed them only a shilling a week pocket money until their confirmation. #4 The family’s happiness at Darmstadt was over when Alice’s second son Frittie, at the age of two, showed the first signs of haemophilia in 1872. The loss of one of her pretty pair of boys opened up a four-year gap between the only other son, Ernie, and his next sibling, Alix.

Book A Brief Summary of the History and Doctrine of the Holy Scriptures

Download or read book A Brief Summary of the History and Doctrine of the Holy Scriptures written by John Milner and published by . This book was released on 1819 with total page 306 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: