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Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic

Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic

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Longitud: 566 página9 horas

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Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for General Nonfiction, this moving, journalistic account provides searing context to recent reports of opiate abuse rising with life expectancy falling. Reporter Sam Quinones chronicles the shocking extent of how prescription pain medication addiction and an influx of cheap, potent heroin is threatening America’s heartland.

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Chronicling how, over the past 15 years, clever and enterprising sugar cane farmers in Mexico have been able to create a unique distribution system that brought black tar heroin to the United States. A product that originated in a small county on the west coast of Mexico, black tar heroin is the cheapest and most addictive form of opiate, is up to 3 times as pure as its cousin drug, cocaine.

With small towns and cities all across the United States unprepared for such a drug epidemic, from Portland, Oregon to Charlotte, North Carolina and many, many cities in between, Dreamland tells the true tale of how this drug became a hit in almost every vein it touched.

Written with the same dramatic drive of El Narco and Methland, Sam Quinones is able to weave together a story that spawns from traditional American capitalism. When two situations came together: the young men in Mexico, independent of the drug cartels, looking to make their own version of the American Dream come true by selling black tar heroin, and Purdue Pharma, a company poised and determined to corner the market on Oxycontin, the results lead to the opioid epidemic that hit rural America without remorse.
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Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic

Acciones del libro

Comenzar a leer

Información sobre el libro

Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic

Clasificaciones:
Calificar: 4 de 5 estrellas4/5 (203 calificaciones)
Longitud: 566 página9 horas

Nota del editor

Award winner…
Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for General Nonfiction, this moving, journalistic account provides searing context to recent reports of opiate abuse rising with life expectancy falling. Reporter Sam Quinones chronicles the shocking extent of how prescription pain medication addiction and an influx of cheap, potent heroin is threatening America’s heartland.

Descripción

Chronicling how, over the past 15 years, clever and enterprising sugar cane farmers in Mexico have been able to create a unique distribution system that brought black tar heroin to the United States. A product that originated in a small county on the west coast of Mexico, black tar heroin is the cheapest and most addictive form of opiate, is up to 3 times as pure as its cousin drug, cocaine.

With small towns and cities all across the United States unprepared for such a drug epidemic, from Portland, Oregon to Charlotte, North Carolina and many, many cities in between, Dreamland tells the true tale of how this drug became a hit in almost every vein it touched.

Written with the same dramatic drive of El Narco and Methland, Sam Quinones is able to weave together a story that spawns from traditional American capitalism. When two situations came together: the young men in Mexico, independent of the drug cartels, looking to make their own version of the American Dream come true by selling black tar heroin, and Purdue Pharma, a company poised and determined to corner the market on Oxycontin, the results lead to the opioid epidemic that hit rural America without remorse.
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