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John Temple

From the rise and fall of the nation's largest pill mill to a ranching family's notorious armed standoffs with the federal government, the true stories chronicled in John Temple's books illuminate significant issues in American life.

Temple's book, American Pain: How a Young Felon and His Ring of Doctors Unleashed America's Deadliest Drug Epidemic, was named a New York Post "Favorite Book of 2015" and was a 2016 Edgar Allan Poe Award nominee. American Pain chronicles how two young felons built the largest painkiller clinic in the United States and also explains the roots of the opioid epidemic. Temple is a frequent keynote speaker and commentator on the opioid epidemic.

Temple also wrote The Last Lawyer: The Fight to Save Death Row Inmates (2009) and Deadhouse: Life in a Coroner's Office (2005). The Last Lawyer won the Scribes Book Award from the American Society of Legal Writers.

Temple is a tenured journalism professor at the Reed College of Media at West Virginia University. A veteran investigative journalist, he holds an MFA in Creative Nonfiction Writing from the University of Pittsburgh. Prior to academia, Temple worked as a newspaper reporter. He currently lives in Morgantown, West Virginia with his wife and two sons. Learn more at www.johntemplebooks.com.

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    • Up in Arms

    • How the Bundy Family Hijacked Public Lands, Outfoxed the Federal Government, and Ignited America's Patriot Militia Movement
    • By: John Temple
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    “IT’S TIME! They have my cattle and now they have one of my boys. Range War begins tomorrow at Bundy Ranch.” These words, pounded out on a laptop at Cliven Bundy’s besieged Nevada ranch on April 6, 2014, ignited a new American revolution....

    • How the Bundy Family Hijacked Public Lands, Outfoxed the Federal Government, and Ignited America's Patriot Militia Movement
    • By: John Temple
    • Narrated by: Angelo Di Loreto
    • Length: 11 hrs and 13 mins
    • Release date: 06-25-19
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    • American Pain

    • How a Young Felon and His Ring of Doctors Unleashed America's Deadliest Drug Epidemic
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    • By: John Temple
    • Narrated by: Charlie Thurston
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    • Deadhouse

    • Life in a Coroner's Office
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    • By Jan on 12-22-18
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    • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
    • Release date: 07-30-18
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