Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic
Winner of the NBCC Award for General Nonfiction
Named on Amazon’s Best Books of the Year 2015- – Michael Botticelli, U.S. Medication Czar (Politico) Favorite Book of the Year- – Angus Deaton, Nobel Prize Economics (Bloomberg/WSJ) Best Books of 2015- – Matt Bevin, Governor of Kentucky (WSJ) Books of the Year- – Slate.com’s 10 Best Books of 2015- – Entertainment Weekly‘s 10 Best Books of 2015 – Buzzfeed’s 19 Best Nonfiction Books of 2015- – The Daily Beast’s Best Big Idea Books of 2015- – Seattle Times‘ Best Books of 2015- – Boston Globe‘s Best Books of 2015- – St. Louis Post-Dispatch‘s Best Books of 2015- – The Guardian‘s The Best Book We Read All Year- – Audible’s Best Books of 2015- – Texas Observer‘s Five Books We Loved in 2015- – Chicago Public Library’s Best Nonfiction Books of 2015
From a residential community in Mexico to the meeting rooms of Big Pharma, a hazardous and stunning record of enslavement and dark tar heroin in the heartland of America.
In 1929, in the manual city of Portsmouth, Ohio, an organization fabricated a swimming pool the measure of a football field; named Dreamland, it turned into the indispensable focus of the group. Presently, dependence has crushed Portsmouth, as it has several little rustic towns and rural areas crosswise over America- – fixation like no other the nation has ever confronted. How that happened is the arresting story of Dreamland.
With an awesome correspondent’s account aptitude and the narrating capacity of a writer, acclaimed columnist Sam Quinones weaves together two great stories of free enterprise run wild whose inadvertent crash has been cataclysmic. The liberated endorsing of agony pharmaceuticals amid the 1990s achieved its top in Purdue Pharma’s battle to showcase OxyContin, its new, costly – to a great degree addictive- – wonder painkiller. In the interim, an enormous deluge of dark tar heroin- – modest, powerful, and starting from one little area on Mexico’s west drift, autonomous of any medication cartel- – attacked residential community and average sized urban areas the nation over, driven by a splendid, relatively phenomenal promoting and dissemination framework. Together these wonders keep on lying waste to groups from Tennessee to Oregon, Indiana to New Mexico.
Presenting a significant cast of characters- – pharma pioneers, youthful Mexican business people, opiates specialists, survivors, and guardians – Quinones demonstrates how these stories fit together. Dreamland is a life-changing record of the destructive risk confronting America and its heartland.
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