Empire of Pain By Patrick Radden Keefe
Empire of Pain: The Secret Historical past of the Sackler Dynasty is biography e-book by Patrick Radden Keefe, revealed in 2021.
The Sackler identify adorns the partitions of many storied establishments: Harvard, the Metropolitan Museum of Artwork, Oxford, the Louvre. They’re one of the richest households on the planet, identified for his or her lavish donations to the humanities and sciences. The supply of the household fortune was imprecise, nevertheless, till it emerged that the Sacklers had been answerable for making and advertising Oxycontin, a blockbuster painkiller that was a catalyst for the opioid disaster.
Empire of Pain is a masterpiece of narrative reporting and writing, exhaustively documented and ferociously compelling.