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Book review: “The Antidote: Inside the World of New Pharma” by Barry Werth

Book review: “The Antidote: Inside the World of New Pharma” by Barry Werth

When you long for something, when you dream about finding something, you’re hoping. The word “hope” in this sense doesn’t appear in The Antidote: Inside the World of New Pharma by Barry Werth until about two-thirds of the way through the book, and it’s only used three more times before the end. But hope is

Book review: “The Antidote: Inside the World of New Pharma” by Barry Werth
Book review: “The Antidote: Inside the World of New Pharma” by Barry Werth

When you long for something, when you dream about finding something, you’re...

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Book review: “The Didache: Text, Translation, Analysis, and Commentary” by Aaron Milavec
Book review: “The Didache: Text, Translation, Analysis, and Commentary” by Aaron Milavec

Christian beliefs, theology and history are rooted in the Gospels of Mark...

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Book review: “Cop Hater” by Ed McBain
Book review: “Cop Hater” by Ed McBain

In my early 20s, I read a lot of Ed McBain 87th Precinct books.  There...

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CHICAGO BORN & BRED
Patrick T. Reardon is a Chicagoan, born and bred. He is a writer, essayist, poet and expert on the history of Chicago. He is the author of eight books and has been writing about the city, its region, its planning issues and literary scene for more than 40 years. For much of that time, he was an urban affairs reporter and feature writer at the Chicago Tribune, delving deeply into social issues, public policy questions and the interconnections within the Chicago region.

 

He was the primary reporter and team leader on a wide variety of in-depth multi-part series on such subjects as the urban underclass, Chicago’s public school system and the middle-class migration out of the city. He has written extensively about his Catholic faith in articles and essays in a variety of newspapers and magazines, as well as in several books. His essays and poems have appeared widely in the United States and Europe. He is writing a book about Chicago’s elevated Loop.

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