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Between the Dying and the Dead: Dr. Jack Kevorkian’s Life and the Battle to Legalize Euthanasia

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Dr. Jack Kevorkian—the enigmatic and intrepid physician dubbed "Dr. Death"—has for years declined public interviews about his life and the events that led him to be a vehement advocate of doctor-assisted suicide for terminally ill patients. But here, finally, is his own life story, as told to Neal Nicol and Harry Wylie.
Dr. Kevorkian gained international notoriety in the 19
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Hardcover, 276 pages
Published May 10th 2006 by University of Wisconsin Press (first published April 27th 2006)
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InYourFaceNewYorker
Jun 03, 2012 InYourFaceNewYorker rated it it was amazing
It wasn't until the film "You Don't Know Jack" was released that the public got to see that Dr. Jack Kevorkian was more than just "Dr. Death." in "You Don't Know Jack" we saw that he was "human", with his strengths and weaknesses and passions. This book delves into greater detail in that regard. We learn about his childhood. Even as a boy he was far ahead of his time, wondering why his intelligent sisters shouldn't get the same educational opportunities as he. I doubt very many boys in the ...more
Valerie
Feb 06, 2013 Valerie rated it it was amazing
This book gave insight to the life and achievements of Dr. Kevorkian. He's known for his battles with the system regarding physician assisted suicide. There is little known about the fact he rallied for issues that would have provided the living with a better quality of life. Not to mention the fact that his efforts regarding death care is the reason why our medical centers have amped up their pallative and end of life care practices. It's unfortunate that such a brilliant mind had to come up ...more
Ashley
Aug 06, 2014 Ashley rated it really liked it
This is an amazing book and I think Dr. Kevorkian was ahead of his time, but a genius nonetheless!
Shannon Yarbrough
Dec 25, 2015 Shannon Yarbrough rated it really liked it
I chose to read this book for research for one of my own writing projects. I watched Jack's story play out in the news and the headlines throughout the 90's, ultimately dimming his spotlight when he was jailed for the assisted death of Tom Youk. Jack had dodged jail time before then thanks to there being no laws in the U.S. against assisted-suicide. But when Youk couldn't push the button himself, due to his ALS, that would administer the drugs to kill him, Kevorkian did it for him and recorded ...more
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