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Empire of pain  the secret history of the Sackler dynasty  Cover Image Large Print Book Large Print Book

Empire of pain [large print] : the secret history of the Sackler dynasty / the secret history of the Sackler dynasty



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. 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. -- jacket.

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  • ISBN: 9780593416280
  • ISBN: 0593416287
  • Physical Description: 974 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First large print edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House Large Print, [2021]

Contents / Notes

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [757]-926) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue: The taproot -- Patriarch. A good name -- The asylum -- Med man -- Penicillin for the blues -- China fever -- The octopus -- The Dendur derby -- Estrangement -- Ghost marks -- To thwart the inevitability of death -- Dynasty. Apollo -- Heir apparent -- Matter of Sackler -- The ticking clock -- God of dreams -- H-bomb -- Sell, sell, sell -- Ann Hedonia -- The Pablo Escobar of the new millennium -- Take the fall -- Legacy. Turks -- Tamperproof -- Ambassadors -- It's a hard truth, ain't it -- Temple of greed -- Warpath -- Named defendants -- The phoenix -- Un-naming -- Afterword.
Subject: Sackler family.
Sackler, Arthur M. > Family.
Large type books.
Rich people > United States > Biography.
Purdue Pharma L.P.
Pharmaceutical industry > Marketing.
Pharmaceutical industry > Corrupt practices.
Genre: Family histories.
Large type books.

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