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Preview — A Professor's Rage by Michele R. McPhee
A Professor's Rage
A devoted wife and mother and a Harvard-educated scientist working as a biology professor at the University of Alabama–Huntsville, Amy Bishop seemed to have it all. But when she was denied tenure, her whole world came crashing down…and she reacted in a way no one ever could have imagined.
On February 13, 2010, Amy was charged with murder for opening fire in a staff meeti
But despite that, the case made here is pretty strong. Also, being quite familiar with the tendency of universities to ignore a professor's tantrums (as long as he/she delivers), all this makes a lot of sense.
Lastly, some nice insight into Massachussetts police and how relaxed the legal system here is. Made ...more
At the very least, Amy Bishop has rage issues. At the most, she is a psychopath (and I am not a psychologist, so I cannot make that determination with any authority).
What I found frustrating about the story was that Amy Bishop has never had to answer for the 1986 murder of her younger brother, Seth, whom she shot in the chest in the kitchen of the family home. Instead, the shooting is ruled an accident under what ...more
The photos in the middle of the book seemed odd. The ones regarding the crime scene in which Bishop allegedly murdered her brother are listed as "From the library of Michele McPhee" (the author). ...more
The university shooting doesn't play out until two-thirds of the way through the book, and even then feels almost like an afterthought.
Most of this book offers a glimpse into ...more
Not the best true crime book I've read, but en ...more
Hope to see an update showing the outcome of the murder trials and her brother's death case.