Awakenings by Oliver Sacks

Awakenings--which inspired the major motion picture--is the remarkable story of a group of patients who contracted sleeping-sickness during the great epidemic just after World War I. Frozen for decades in a trance-like state, these men and women were given up as hopeless until 1969, when Dr. Oliver Sacks gave them the then-new drug L-DOPA, which had an astonishing, explosive, "awakening" effect. Dr. Sacks recounts the moving case histories of his patients, their lives, and the extraordinary transformations which went with their reintroduction to a changed world.

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The 1302nd greatest nonfiction book of all time

This book is on the following lists:

  1. - The 100 Best Nonfiction Books of All Time (The Guardian)

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
Awakenings: Zeit des Erwachens. Das Buch zum Film. Paperback 16027524 $14.13 $6.17 1997
Awakenings Paperback 1513400 $3.51 $1.24 1990
Awakenings Kindle Edition 256146 2013
Awakenings Hardcover 750409 $114.82 $22.93 1987
Awakenings Paperback 755119 $3.46 $2.50 2011
Awakenings Audio CD 3345493 $13.45 $28.08 2013
Despertares / Awakenings (Spanish Edition) Paperback 3959585 $6.00 $31.65 2010
Awakenings Paperback 31871 $8.00 $3.10 1999