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  • Patrick Radden Keefe

    Tras No digas nada, llega lo nuevo de Patrick Radden Keefe. El retrato demoledor de una dinastía cuya fortuna se construyó gracias a Valium y cuya reputación fue destruida por OxyContin. UNO DE LOS 50 MEJORES LIBROS DE 2021 SEGÚN BABELIA Y UNO DE LOS TOP TEN DEL AÑO SEGÚN THE WASHINGTON POST GANADOR DEL BAILLIE GIFFORD AWARD, EL MÁS PRESTIGIOSO PREMIO DE NO FICCIÓN DEL REINO UNIDO El apellido Sackler adorna los muros de las instituciones más distinguidas: Harvard, el Metropolitan, Oxford, el Louvre... Es una de las familias más ricas del mundo, benefactora de las artes y las ciencias. El origen de su patrimonio siempre fue dudoso, hasta que salió a la...read more

  • Patrick Radden Keefe

    How does our government eavesdrop? Whom do they eavesdrop on? And is the interception of communication an effective means of predicting and preventing future attacks? These are some of the questions at the heart of Patrick Radden Keefe’s brilliant new book, Chatter. In the late 1990s, when Keefe was a graduate student in England, he heard stories about an eavesdropping network led by the United States that spanned the planet. The system, known as Echelon, allowed America and its allies to intercept the private phone calls and e-mails of civilians and governments around the world. Taking the mystery of Echelon as his point of departure, Keefe explores the nature and context of...read more

  • Patrick Radden Keefe

    UNA HISTORIA REAL DE CRIMEN Y MEMORIA EN IRLANDA DEL NORTE Mejor libro del año 2019 según The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Times y Time Magazine UNO DE LOS MEJORES LIBROS DE 2020 SEGÚN EL MUNDO, EL PAÍS Y EL PERIÓDICO «No está claro si es una novela o un ensayo, pero está bastante claro que No digas nada es un libro de terror. O una caja de nitroglicerina. O una bomba de relojería. [...] Se lee con congoja y con pavor, [...] una prosa trepidante y carnosa, a la altura de una intensidad que refleja la virulencia de una guerra 'in crescendo'.» Rubén Amón, El Confidencial «Leer o releer ahora el libro de Keefe es, pues, oportunísimo....read more

  • Patrick Radden Keefe

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award • From the author of the New York Times bestseller Empire of Pain—a stunning, intricate narrative about a notorious killing in Northern Ireland and its devastating repercussions 'Masked intruders dragged Jean McConville, a 38-year-old widow and mother of 10, from her Belfast home in 1972. In this meticulously reported book—as finely paced as a novel—Keefe uses McConville's murder as a prism to tell the history of the Troubles in Northern Ireland. Interviewing people on both sides of the conflict, he transforms the tragic damage and waste of the era into a searing, utterly gripping...read more

  • Patrick Radden Keefe

    A mesmerizing narrative about the rise and fall of an unlikely international crime boss In the 1980s, a wave of Chinese from Fujian province began arriving in America. Like other immigrant groups before them, they showed up with little money but with an intense work ethic and an unshakeable belief in the promise of the United States. Many of them lived in a world outside the law, working in a shadow economy overseen by the ruthless gangs that ruled the narrow streets of New York’s Chinatown. The figure who came to dominate this Chinese underworld was a middle-aged grandmother known as Sister Ping. Her path to the American dream began with an unusual business run out of a tiny...read more

  • Patrick Radden Keefe

    Shortlisted for the 2021 Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction Shortlisted for the 2021 Financial Times/McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award A Barack Obama 2021 Summer reading list choice The gripping and shocking story of three generations of the Sackler family and their roles in the stories of Valium, Oxycontin and the opioid crisis. 'Jaw-dropping . . . Beggars belief' – Sunday Times 'You feel almost guilty for enjoying it so much' – The Times The Sackler name adorns the walls of many storied institutions – Harvard; the Metropolitan Museum of Art; Oxford; the Louvre. They are one of the richest families in the world, known for their lavish donations in the arts...read more

  • Patrick Radden Keefe

    A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR • NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • A grand, devastating portrait of three generations of the Sackler family, famed for their philanthropy, whose fortune was built by Valium and whose reputation was destroyed by OxyContin. From the prize-winning and bestselling author of Say Nothing The history of the Sackler dynasty is rife with drama—baroque personal lives; bitter disputes over estates; fistfights in boardrooms; glittering art collections; Machiavellian courtroom maneuvers; and the calculated use of money to burnish reputations and crush the less powerful. The Sackler name has adorned the walls of many storied...read more

  • Patrick Radden Keefe

    WINNER OF THE ORWELL PRIZE FOR POLITICAL WRITING 2019 A BARACK OBAMA BEST BOOK OF 2019 SHORTLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR NONFICTION 2019 TIME’s #1 Best Nonfiction Book of 2019 A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ‘A must read’ Gillian Flynn One night in December 1972, Jean McConville, a mother of ten, was abducted from her home in Belfast and never seen alive again. Her disappearance would haunt her orphaned children, the perpetrators of this terrible crime and a whole society in Northern Ireland for decades. In this powerful, scrupulously reported book, Patrick Radden Keefe offers not just a forensic...read more