Dreamland

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Dreamland

Dreamland

The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic

  • Author: Sam Quinones
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • ISBN: 1620402513
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 384
  • View: 2665
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Winner of the NBCC Award for General Nonfiction Named on Amazon's Best Books of the Year 2015--Michael Botticelli, U.S. Drug Czar (Politico) Favorite Book of the Year--Angus Deaton, Nobel Prize Economics (Bloomberg/WSJ) Best Books of 2015--Matt Bevin, Governor of Kentucky (WSJ) Books of the Year--Slate.com's 10 Best Books of 2015--Entertainment Weekly's 10 Best Books of 2015 --Buzzfeed's 19 Best Nonfiction Books of 2015--The Daily Beast's Best Big Idea Books of 2015--Seattle Times' Best Books of 2015--Boston Globe's Best Books of 2015--St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Best Books of 2015--The Guardian's The Best Book We Read All Year--Audible's Best Books of 2015--Texas Observer's Five Books We Loved in 2015--Chicago Public Library's Best Nonfiction Books of 2015 From a small town in Mexico to the boardrooms of Big Pharma to main streets nationwide, an explosive and shocking account of addiction in the heartland of America. In 1929, in 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 community. Now, addiction has devastated Portsmouth, as it has hundreds of small rural towns and suburbs across America--addiction like no other the country has ever faced. How that happened is the riveting story of Dreamland. With a great reporter's narrative skill and the storytelling ability of a novelist, acclaimed journalist Sam Quinones weaves together two classic tales of capitalism run amok whose unintentional collision has been catastrophic. The unfettered prescribing of pain medications during the 1990s reached its peak in Purdue Pharma's campaign to market OxyContin, its new, expensive--extremely addictive--miracle painkiller. Meanwhile, a massive influx of black tar heroin--cheap, potent, and originating from one small county on Mexico's west coast, independent of any drug cartel--assaulted small town and mid-sized cities across the country, driven by a brilliant, almost unbeatable marketing and distribution system. Together these phenomena continue to lay waste to communities from Tennessee to Oregon, Indiana to New Mexico. Introducing a memorable cast of characters--pharma pioneers, young Mexican entrepreneurs, narcotics investigators, survivors, and parents--Quinones shows how these tales fit together. Dreamland is a revelatory account of the corrosive threat facing America and its heartland.

Dreamland: Adventures in the Strange Science of Sleep

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Dreamland: Adventures in the Strange Science of Sleep

Dreamland: Adventures in the Strange Science of Sleep

  • Author: David K. Randall
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • ISBN: 0393083934
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 304
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An engrossing examination of the science behind the little-known world of sleep. Like many of us, journalist David K. Randall never gave sleep much thought. That is, until he began sleepwalking. One midnight crash into a hallway wall sent him on an investigation into the strange science of sleep. In Dreamland, Randall explores the research that is investigating those dark hours that make up nearly a third of our lives. Taking readers from military battlefields to children’s bedrooms, Dreamland shows that sleep isn't as simple as it seems. Why did the results of one sleep study change the bookmakers’ odds for certain Monday Night Football games? Do women sleep differently than men? And if you happen to kill someone while you are sleepwalking, does that count as murder? This book is a tour of the often odd, sometimes disturbing, and always fascinating things that go on in the peculiar world of sleep. You’ll never look at your pillow the same way again.

Dreamland

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Dreamland

Europeans and Jews in the Aftermath of the Great War

  • Author: Howard M. Sachar
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 0307425673
  • Category: History
  • Page: 400
  • View: 4625
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By the end of World War I, in November 1918, Europe’s old authoritarian empires had fallen, and new and seemingly democratic governments were rising from the debris. As successor states found their place on the map, many hoped that a more liberal Europe would emerge. But this post-war idealism all too quickly collapsed under the political and economic pressures of the 1920s and '30s. Howard M. Sachar chronicles this visionary and tempestuous era by examining the fortunes of Europe’s Jewish minority, a group whose precarious status made them particularly sensitive to changes in the social order. Writing with characteristic lucidity and verve, Sachar spotlights an array of charismatic leaders–from Hungarian Communist Bela Kun to Germany’s Rosa Luxemburg, France’s Socialist Prime Minister Léon Blum and Austria’s Sigmund Freud–whose collective experience foretold significant democratic failures long before the Nazi rise to power. In the richness of its human tapestry and the acuity of its social insights, Dreamland masterfully expands our understanding of a watershed era in modern history. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Dreamland

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Dreamland

Dreamland

  • Author: Alyson Noël
  • Publisher: Square Fish
  • ISBN: 1429935685
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 224
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In Dreamland, the third book in Alyson Noël's beloved young adult series, Riley Bloom's finding that the afterlife can be a lonely place when all you do is focus on work. So she goes to the place where dreams happen, hoping to find a way to contact her sister, Ever. She meets the director, who tells her about the two ways to send dreams. As a Dream Jumper, a person can jump into a dreamer's dream, share a message, and participate. As a Dreamweaver, an entire dream can be created in a studio and sent to the dreamer. But Dreamweaving was outlawed decades ago, and the studio was boarded up. Thinking it's her only way to reach out to her sister, Riley goes in search of the old studio. There she finds a ghost boy, who's been creating and sending nightmares to people for years. In order to stop him and reach out to Ever, Riley is going to have to confront and overcome her own fears.

Dreamland

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Dreamland

Dreamland

A Novel of the UFO Cover-Up

  • Author: Hilary Hemingway,Jeffry P. Lindsay
  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • ISBN: 0765384620
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 320
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For the past eight years Hilary Hemingway and her husband Jeffery P. Lindsay have researched the UFO enigma. They sat in on abductees hypnosis sessions, traveled to crop circles, and reviewed their findings with the Department of Defense. The startling result is Dreamland: A Novel of the UFO Cover-Up, a fictionalized account of very real and frightening events surrounding an Air Force base in the Nevada desert. Known only as "Area 51" or "Dreamland", it is so secret it doesn't appear on any map. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Dreamland

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Dreamland

How CanadaÕs Pretend Foreign Policy Has Undermined Sovereignty

  • Author: Roy Rempel
  • Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • ISBN: 0773585737
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 200
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Roy Rempel argues that the past decade has been marked by an ideological and domestically driven foreign policy agenda that has lost sight of the national interest. As a consequence, Canada's policy options are narrowing, national sovereignty is eroding, and the country risks evolving into a protectorate of the United States. Dreamland analyzes how Canada's foreign policy has subverted the myths that Canadians believe about themselves and their place in the world.

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Dreamland

Dreamland

  • Author: Tom Gilling
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1472235517
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 224
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DREAMLAND by Tom Gilling is a gripping and horribly convincing novel about how one little lie can turn a whole life upside down. It was just a little lie. Nick Carmody, ex-crime reporter, is an ordinary man. The most glamorous thing about him is his childhood friendship with the rich, troubled, Danny Grogan. However, there is much more trouble to come. When Danny's wealthy father offers Nick money to cover for Danny's latest minor crime, there seems no reason to refuse. But the lie soon spirals, and when Nick finds himself caught in a nightmare of perjury, threatening policemen and increasing danger, he decides that he had better disappear. This is a new departure for Tom Gilling: a genuinely compelling, intriguing novel of a very likeable man in very serious trouble. But how do you disappear? Nick finds himself lying harder, and stealing, and worse. He has to stay missing, or pretend to be someone else. And changing his identity, even temporarily, changes everything...

DREAMLAND (THE WORTH OF MAN)

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DREAMLAND (THE WORTH OF MAN)

DREAMLAND (THE WORTH OF MAN)

  • Author: Thomas J. Thiel
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 1257079271
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 330
  • View: 638
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An extraordinary tale of power, love, and deception. The author has captured the joy and consternation in the human experience, recording an astonishing study of detail, and an uncommon observation of wonder and vulnerability. When asked to give an account of the origins of Dreamland, Mr. Thiel states, I am not sure if I am ready to uncover every influence with an intrusive eye. Fascination with the complexity of life had led me to write a story about the struggle for freedom, and how the rise of unchecked power can rattle the core of society.

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Dreamland

Dreamland

Tara's Adventures

  • Author: C.L. Rodd
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse
  • ISBN: 9781449077945
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 172
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Dreamland is a fantasy about a 7 year old girl named Tara and her nightly visits to Dreamland. Dreamland is a parallel universe where everyone who dreams goes. It's as real as the place we inhabit in our waking hours, separated by the fabric of time. Tara was connected to Dreamland, as was her Mother and Grandmother. Each generation produces a special person, in her family to protect Dreamland and Earth, if it was ever necessary. Now it is necessary, and it might just be up to Tara this time.

Dreamland

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Dreamland

Dreamland

  • Author: Robert L. Anderson
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 147362102X
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 336
  • View: 9364
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Dea Donahue has been able to travel through people's dreams since she was six years old. Her mother taught her the three rules of walking: Never interfere. Never be seen. Never walk the same person's dream more than once. Dea has never questioned her mother, not about the rules, not about the clocks or the mirrors, not about moving from place to place to be one step ahead of the unseen monsters that Dea's mother is certain are right behind them. Then a mysterious new boy, Connor, comes to town and Dea finally starts to feel normal. As Connor breaks down the walls that she's had up for so long, he gets closer to learning her secret. For the first time she wonders if that's so bad. But when Dea breaks the rules, the boundary between worlds begins to deteriorate. How can she know what's real and what's not?