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Patrick Radden Keefe

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    Patrick Radden Keefe

    • Belfond
    • 24 Septembre 2020

    1972, Belfast, quartier catholique. Par une sombre nuit de décembre, une mère de famille est enlevée sous les yeux de ses dix enfants. Ils ne la reverront jamais...

    Pourquoi une femme apparemment sans histoires s'est-elle retrouvée la cible de l'IRA ? Était-elle réellement une moucharde ? Et pourquoi, alors que tout le monde connaissait l'identité des agresseurs, personne n'a rien dit ?

    En s'intéressant à l'« affaire Jean McConville », Patrick Radden Keefe, journaliste au New Yorker, revisite toute l'histoire du conflit nord-irlandais. Des manifestations du début des années 1960 jusqu'à la vague d'attentats qui a terrorisé tout le Royaume-Uni, en passant par les grèves de la faim de Bobby Sands et des Blanket men, il en révèle les derniers secrets, les zones d'ombre et, surtout, le prix à payer pour les individus.

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    The highly-anticipated portrait of three generations of the Sackler family, by the prize-winning, bestselling author of Say Nothing. 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 and the sciences. The source of the family fortune was vague, however, until it emerged that the Sacklers were responsible for making and marketing Oxycontin, a blockbuster painkiller that was a catalyst for the opioid crisis-an international epidemic of drug addiction which has killed nearly half a million people. In this masterpiece of narrative reporting and writing, Patrick Radden Keefe exhaustively documents the jaw-dropping and ferociously compelling reality. Empire of Pain is the story of a dynasty: a parable of 21st century greed.

  • "La « crise des opioïdes » frappe les États-Unis avec violence : 70 500 décès par overdose en 2017, des milliers de familles en de´tresse, les services sociaux et de secours débordés...
    Cette situation est née dans les cabinets médicaux à la fin des années 1990. Prétendant que son antidouleur OxyContin n'e´tait pas addictif, l'entreprise Purdue Pharma a créé de toutes pièces une crise sanitaire majeure. Mais les profits sont a` la hauteur. La famille Sackler, propriétaire de l'entreprise, est devenue la seizième famille la plus riche du pays, et se construit une image de marque en finançant des universités et des musées, comme le Louvre à Paris."

  • 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 communications interception, drawing together fascinating strands of history, fresh investigative reporting, and riveting, eye-opening anecdotes. The result is a bold and distinctive book, part detective story, part travel-writing, part essay on paranoia and secrecy in a digital age.
    Chatter starts out at Menwith Hill, a secret eavesdropping station covered in mysterious, gargantuan golf balls, in England's Yorkshire moors. From there, the narrative moves quickly to another American spy station hidden in the Australian outback; from the intelligence bureaucracy in Washington to the European Parliament in Brussels; from an abandoned National Security Agency base in the mountains of North Carolina to the remote Indian Ocean island of Diego Garcia.
    As Keefe chases down the truth of ontemporary surveillance by intelligence agencies, he unearths reams of little-known information and introduces us to a rogue's gallery of unforgettable characters. We meet a former British eavesdropper who now listens in on the United States Air Force for sport; an intelligence translator who risked prison to reveal an American operation to spy on the United Nations Security Council; a former member of the Senate committee on intelligence who says that oversight is so bad, a lot of senators only sit on the committee for the travel.
    Provocative, often funny, and alarming without being alarmist, Chatter is a journey through a bizarre and shadowy world with vast implications for our security as well as our privacy. It is also the debut of a major new voice in nonfiction.
    From the Hardcover edition.

  • In this thrilling panorama of reallife events, Patrick Radden Keefe investigates a secret world run by a surprising criminal: a charismatic middleaged grandmother, who from a tiny noodle shop in New York’s Chinatown managed a multimillion dollar business smuggling people.yes'>#160;Keefe reveals the inner workings of Sister Ping’s complex empire and recounts the decadelong FBI investigation that eventually brought her down. He follows an often incompetent and sometimes corrupt INS as it pursues desperate immigrants risking everything to come to America, and along the way, he paints a stunning portrait of a generation of illegal immigrants and the intricate underground economy that sustains and exploits them. Grand in scope yet propulsive in narrative force, The Snakehead is both a kaleidoscopic crime story and a brilliant exploration of the ironies of immigration in America.yes'>#160;From the Trade Paperback edition.

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