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Dopesick - Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company That Addicted America (Paperback): Beth Macy Dopesick - Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company That Addicted America (Paperback)
Beth Macy 1
R349 R284 Discovery Miles 2 840 Save R65 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Dopesick - Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company That Addicted America (Hardcover): Beth Macy Dopesick - Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company That Addicted America (Hardcover)
Beth Macy; Read by author 1
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Dopesick - Dealers, Doctors and the Drug Company that Addicted America (Paperback): Beth Macy Dopesick - Dealers, Doctors and the Drug Company that Addicted America (Paperback)
Beth Macy 1
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A TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR.

'A shocking investigation ... [Dopesick] is essential' The Times.

'Shifting effortlessly between the socio-political and the personal, Macy weaves a complex tale that unfolds with all the pace of a thriller' Observer.

'Dopesick is a deep – and deeply needed – look into the troubled soul of America' Tom Hanks.

'Dopesick goes to the heart of one of the most urgent problems of our time' The Tablet.

Beth Macy reveals the disturbing truth behind America's opioid crisis and explains how a nation has become enslaved to prescription drugs.

This powerful and moving story explains how a large corporation, Purdue, encouraged small town doctors to prescribe OxyContin to a country already awash in painkillers. The drug's dangerously addictive nature was hidden, whilst many used it as an escape, to numb the pain of of joblessness and the need to pay the bills. Macy tries to answer a grieving mother's question – why her only son died – and comes away with a harrowing tale of greed and need.

Truevine - An Extraordinary True Story of Two Brothers and a Mother's Love (Paperback): Beth Macy Truevine - An Extraordinary True Story of Two Brothers and a Mother's Love (Paperback)
Beth Macy 1
R190 R164 Discovery Miles 1 640 Save R26 (14%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

In Truevine, Virginia, in 1899 everyone the Muse brothers knew was either a former slave, or a child or grandchild of slaves.

George and Willie Muse were just six and nine years old, but they worked the fields from dawn to dark. Until a white man offered them candy and stole them away to become circus freaks. For the next twenty-eight years, their distraught mother struggled to get them back. But were they really kidnapped? And how did their mother, a barely literate black woman in the segregated South, manage to bring them home? And why, after coming home, would they want to go back to the circus?

In Truevine, bestselling author Beth Macy reveals for the first time what really happened to the Muse brothers. It is an unforgettable story of cruelty and exploitation, but also of loyalty, determination and love.

Dopesick - Dealers, Doctors and the Drug Company that Addicted America (Hardcover): Beth Macy Dopesick - Dealers, Doctors and the Drug Company that Addicted America (Hardcover)
Beth Macy 1
R476 R381 Discovery Miles 3 810 Save R95 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR. 'A shocking investigation ... [Dopesick] is essential' The Times. 'Shifting effortlessly between the socio-political and the personal, Macy weaves a complex tale that unfolds with all the pace of a thriller' Observer. 'Dopesick is a deep - and deeply needed - look into the troubled soul of America' Tom Hanks. 'Dopesick goes to the heart of one of the most urgent problems of our time' The Tablet. Beth Macy reveals the disturbing truth behind America's opioid crisis and explains how a nation has become enslaved to prescription drugs. This powerful and moving story explains how a large corporation, Purdue, encouraged small town doctors to prescribe OxyContin to a country already awash in painkillers. The drug's dangerously addictive nature was hidden, whilst many used it as an escape, to numb the pain of of joblessness and the need to pay the bills. Macy tries to answer a grieving mother's question - why her only son died - and comes away with a harrowing tale of greed and need.

Dopesick - Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company That Addicted America (Standard format, CD): Beth Macy Dopesick - Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company That Addicted America (Standard format, CD)
Beth Macy; Read by author 1
R653 R466 Discovery Miles 4 660 Save R187 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Factory Man - How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local - And Helped Save an American Town (Paperback): Beth Macy Factory Man - How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local - And Helped Save an American Town (Paperback)
Beth Macy
R338 R278 Discovery Miles 2 780 Save R60 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Dopesick - Dealers, Doctors and the Drug Company that Addicted America (Paperback): Beth Macy Dopesick - Dealers, Doctors and the Drug Company that Addicted America (Paperback)
Beth Macy 1
R409 R273 Discovery Miles 2 730 Save R136 (33%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Beth Macy takes us into the heart of America's struggle with opioid addiction. From distressed small communities in Central Appalachia to wealthy suburbs and once-idyllic farm towns, this powerful and moving story illustrates how a national crisis became so firmly entrenched.

At the heart of the narrative is a large corporation, Purdue – whose owners are celebrated for their sponsorship of art galleries and museums – that targeted areas of the country already awash in painkillers and encouraged small town doctors to prescribe OxyContin, a highly addictive drug. Evidence of its capacity to enslave its users was suppressed. Macy tries to answer a grieving mother's question – why her only son died – and comes away with a harrowing story of greed and need.

Overtreatment with painkillers became the norm. In distressed communities of ex-miners and factory workers, the unemployed used painkillers both to numb the pain of joblessness and pay their bills. Macy's portraits of the families, cops and doctors struggling to ameliorate this epidemic are unforgettable. But in a country unable to provide basic healthcare for all, Macy still finds reason to hope that there may be a decent future for people so abandoned by their political leaders. This is an essential book for anyone trying to understand the harrowing realities of Trump's America.

Factory Man - How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local - And Helped Save an American Town (Hardcover): Beth Macy Factory Man - How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local - And Helped Save an American Town (Hardcover)
Beth Macy
R643 R532 Discovery Miles 5 320 Save R111 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

One man's battle to save hundreds of jobs by taking on China and demonstrating the greatness of American business.
With over $500 million a year in sales, the Bassett Furniture Company was once the world's biggest wood furniture manufacturer. Run by the same powerful Virginia family for three generations, it was also the center of life in Bassett, VA-an unincorporated town that existed solely for the people who built the company's products. But beginning in the 1980s, the Bassett company suffered from an influx of cheap Chinese furniture as the first waves of Asian competition hit, and ultimately was forced to send its production offshore to Asia.
Only one man fought back. That man is John Bassett III, a descendant of the Bassetts who is now chairman of Vaughan-Bassett Furniture Co, which employs more than 700 Virginians and has sales of over $90 million. In FACTORY MAN, Beth Macy brings to life Bassett's deeply personal furniture and family story. As she shows how he uses legal maneuvers, factory efficiencies, and sheer grit, cunning, and will to save hundreds of jobs, she also discovers the hidden and shocking truth about industry and America.

Truevine - Two Brothers, a Kidnapping, and a Mother's Quest: A True Story of the Jim Crow South (Large print, Paperback,... Truevine - Two Brothers, a Kidnapping, and a Mother's Quest: A True Story of the Jim Crow South (Large print, Paperback, Large type / large print edition)
Beth Macy
R376 R349 Discovery Miles 3 490 Save R27 (7%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Truevine - An Extraordinary True Story of Two Brothers and a Mother's Love (Paperback, Air Iri Ome): Beth Macy Truevine - An Extraordinary True Story of Two Brothers and a Mother's Love (Paperback, Air Iri Ome)
Beth Macy 1
R330 R283 Discovery Miles 2 830 Save R47 (14%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

The year was 1899, as the old people told the story; the place a sweltering tobacco farm in Truevine, Virginia, the heart of the Jim Crow South, where everyone they knew was either a former slave, or a child or grandchild of slaves. The Muse brothers, George and Willie, were just six and nine years old, but they worked the fields from dawn to dark. Until a white man offered them candy and stole them away to become circus freaks. For the next twenty-eight years, their distraught mother struggled to get them back. But were they really kidnapped? And how did their mother, a barely literate black woman in the segregated South, manage to bring them home? And why, after coming home, would they want to go back to the circus? At the height of their fame, the Muse brothers performed for royalty at Buckingham Palace and headlined over a dozen sold-out shows at New York's Madison Square Garden. They were global superstars in a pre-broadcast era. But the very root of their success was in the colour of their skin and in the outrageous caricatures they were forced to assume: supposed cannibals, sheep-headed freaks, even 'Ambassadors from Mars'. The result of hundreds of interviews and decades of research, Truevine by author and journalist Beth Macy, tells the extraordinary story of what really happened to the Muse brothers for the first time. It is an unforgettable story of cruelty and exploitation, but also of loyalty, determination and love.

Artemis 2014 (Paperback): Beth Macy Artemis 2014 (Paperback)
Beth Macy; Illustrated by Bill White; Edited by Jeri Rogers
R476 Discovery Miles 4 760 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Dopesick - Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company That Addicted America (Large print, Hardcover, Large type / large print... Dopesick - Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company That Addicted America (Large print, Hardcover, Large type / large print edition)
Beth Macy
R705 R581 Discovery Miles 5 810 Save R124 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Truevine Lib/E - Two Brothers, a Kidnapping, and a Mother's Quest: A True Story of the Jim Crow South (Standard format,... Truevine Lib/E - Two Brothers, a Kidnapping, and a Mother's Quest: A True Story of the Jim Crow South (Standard format, CD)
Beth Macy; Read by Suzanne Toren
R739 R650 Discovery Miles 6 500 Save R89 (12%) Special order
Truevine Lib/E - Two Brothers, a Kidnapping, and a Mother's Quest: A True Story of the Jim Crow South (Standard format,... Truevine Lib/E - Two Brothers, a Kidnapping, and a Mother's Quest: A True Story of the Jim Crow South (Standard format, CD)
Beth Macy; Read by Suzanne Toren
R2,145 R1,830 Discovery Miles 18 300 Save R315 (15%) Special order
Truevine - Two Brothers, a Kidnapping, and a Mother's Quest: A True Story of the Jim Crow South (Large print, Hardcover,... Truevine - Two Brothers, a Kidnapping, and a Mother's Quest: A True Story of the Jim Crow South (Large print, Hardcover, Large type / large print edition)
Beth Macy
R694 Discovery Miles 6 940 Special order
Truevine - Two Brothers, a Kidnapping, and a Mother's Quest: A True Story of the Jim Crow South (Paperback): Beth Macy Truevine - Two Brothers, a Kidnapping, and a Mother's Quest: A True Story of the Jim Crow South (Paperback)
Beth Macy
R355 R290 Discovery Miles 2 900 Save R65 (18%) Special order
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