Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and The Drug Company That Addicted America by Beth Macy

“For centuries, dealers of opium, morphine, and heroin understood that an addicted person’s fear of running out - of becoming dopesick - portended one hell of a business model.” The mother’s search, the politicians’ platitudes, the fixer’s cooked numbers, the prosecutor’s insomnia, the drug company’s pitch, and the addict’s dopesick wails. Traveling up and down... Continue Reading →

The Bonanza King by Gregory Crouch

‘… many of the richest men had been busted several times, and all of them knew they might well be broke again tomorrow.’ I spent many summer days in my youth playing 'miner' in the tailings of the Empire Mine in the Mineral King Valley. In current-day Sequoia National Park, the valley was the site... Continue Reading →

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