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Death on demand : Jack Kevorkian and the right-to-die movement

Author: Michael DeCesare
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Death on Demand explores the polarizing role of Jack Kevorkian - "Dr. Death"--As the most visible leader of the right-to-die movement. From a feature on the cover of Time magazine to interviews on shows like 60 Minutes, Kevorkian was a high-profile figure in the right-to-die movement, capturing constant media attention as he helped more than one hundred people kill themselves. / The book opens with the death of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Jack Kevorkian; Jack Kevorkian; Jack Kevorkian
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael DeCesare
ISBN: 9781442242135 1442242132
OCLC Number: 903284745
Description: ix, 236 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: From Janet Adkins to Brittany Maynard --
"A self-imposed mission": four decades of lone activism --
"They'll be after me for this": lighting a movement's fuse --
"A serial mercy killer on our hands": the emergence of Dr. Death --
"We're some friends of Dr. Kevorkian's": pushing for the right to die --
"A game of cat and mouse": Kevorkian on trial --
"I prefer jail to bail": forcing a showdown --
"Well, sir, consider yourself stopped": a leader's fall and a movement's decline --
Conclusion: death with dignity: after Kevorkian.
Responsibility: Michael DeCesare.

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Death on Demand explores the polarizing role of Jack Kevorkian-"Dr. Death"-and his role as the most visible leader of the right-to-die movement. The book examines Kevorkian's activities in the  Read more...

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For those who are interested in the right-to-die movement or the controversial figure nicknamed Doctor Death, this new book is an essential read. * Harvard Law Review * Death on Demand is written for Read more...

 
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