Dreamland : The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic
by Sam Quinones
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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Winner of the CNB Award for Non-Fiction in General, Nominated on Amazon Best Books of the Year 2015–Michael Botticelli, USA Drug Tsar (Politico) Favorite Book of the Year–Angus Deaton, Nobel Prize for Economics (Bloomberg/WSJ) Best Books of the Year 2015–Matt Bevin, Governor of Kentucky (WSJ) The Books of the Year–Slatecom Top 10 Books of the Year 2015–Weekly Entertainment Top 10 Books of the Year 2015 –Buzzfeed 19 Best Documentary Books 2015–Buzzfeed 19 Best Documentary Books 2015–The Daily Beast Top Idea Books of the Year 2015–Seattle Times Best Books of the Year 2015–Boston Globe Best Book of the Year 2015–Saint Louis Post-Dispatch Best Book of the Year 2015–Buzzfeed 19 Best Book Guardian Is The Best Book We Read All Year–Audible Best BooksIn 1929, the blue-collar city of Portsmouth, Ohio, a company built a swimming pool the size of a football field; named Dreamland, it became the vital center of the communityNow drug addiction has devastated Portsmouth, as it has hundreds of small rural towns and suburbs across America, drug addiction, like no other country has ever facedHow it happened is the captivating story of DreamlandWith a great journalist’s skillful narrative and narrative account of a novelist’s ability, famous journalist Sam Quinones weaves two classic tales of capitalism unleashed whose unintended collision was catastrophicBy leaving the field free to prescribe pain medication during the 1990s, reached its peak in Purdue Pharma’s OxyContin market campaign, its new, expensive-extremely addictive-miracle pain relieverMeanwhile, a massive influx of black tar heroin–low-cost, powerful, and who originated from a small county on the west coast of Mexico, independent of any drug cartel–aggressed small town and middle
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