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Silent Witness : The Untold Story of Terri Schiavo's Death Hardcover – Bargain Price, July 1, 2005

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Retired LAPD detective Mark Fuhrman is the New York Times bestselling author of Murder in Brentwood, Murder in Greenwich, Murder in Spokane, and Death and Justice. He lives in Idaho.

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  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • ISBN-10: 0060853379
  • ASIN: B000EMSZ2O
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.1 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (100 customer reviews)
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Format: Hardcover
To paraphrase this book's author, "This case isn't about the right to die peacefully, or about euthanasia." Retired detective Fuhrman takes the position that this case is about a man wanting to free himself from a marriage, and doing so at any cost as long as someone else is making payment.

I have two criticisms of Mr. Fuhrman's work. First, it should not have been written before the autopsy results for Terri Schiavo became available. They would, I believe, have altered some of his assumptions and therefore some of his conclusions. Second, he repeats material not once but several times; not for emphasis, but (in my opinion) to extend the word count sufficiently to make it book length, and publishable as such. With those things said, though, I found myself thinking about the Schiavo tragedy from different angles than before I read Mr. Fuhrman's book. Like a good detective, he accepts nothing at face value; and his understanding of human nature, at its best as well as at its worst, illuminates much that never made sense to me before.

Worth reading, although the repetition makes even this sad yet riveting story bog down at times.
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The book does ask pertinent questions that the media did not ask. The media's overriding theme was based on the dispute over end-of-life issues but this book focuses not on the vice or virtue of what position you take. Instead, this book focuses on the question of why she collapsed in the first place and why statements by the husband seem to contradict each other in many details, among other things. This really reaises some questions.
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A one sided look at the Schiavo tragedy. I suggest you read Michael Schiavo's book. If you found your wife collapsed on the bathroom floor, are you going to immediately look at the clock to check the time?? Come on!
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By A.C. on August 2, 2013
Format: Hardcover
Plainly this writer cannot state unequivocally whether or not Terri Schiavo's husband had anything to do with harming her, or the cardiac arrest that occurred, but Mark Fuhrman does give us tremendous amounts of medical information to analyze, and he does give us a number of scenarios to look at, and basically we can make up our own minds which we think is most likely. We will never know which scenario actually fits, because she didn't die when it first happened, and because doctors, police etc did not do an investigation into her cardiac arrest and near death being possibly caused by her husband, Michael Schiavo.

It is a real shame that there wasn't an investigation early in this state of affairs. Her own family did not want to believe it could be caused by their son-in-law, even though she had recently revealed some of her deep misgivings about Michael and the marriage. The police never seemed to connect any reason to investigate Michael. And, it's really disheartening that the legal system did not - and does not - give more protection to victims. In all those 15 years THE SAME JUDGE kept voting on the side of Michael in all his decisions, and against Terri's parents. Even when it became very clear that Michael had given perjured testimony, the judge still sided with Michael, saying, "That it was too late and the statute of limitations had ran out on whatever Michael's misdeeds were." Over and over and over, the legal system voted in favor of Michael, and Michael profited very handsomely.

What's even more sad than the 15 years of the above, is that Michael - from all accounts - had those 15 years to continue to verbally, emotionally, and perhaps physically abuse his helpless wife.
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Format: Hardcover
I've read previous books by Fuhrman and for the most part have been impressed. Because of that and the promise on the dust cover to answer questions such as what was Terri and Michael Schiavo's marriage really like, what happened the day Terri collapsed, what will the autopsy say, and so on, I bought the book. After this, I doubt that I will ever buy another book by Furhman again.

This book offered no insight into the person that Terri was, nor her marriage with Michael. It answered no questions whatsoever, nor did it provide any insight into any of the key people involved in this story. The first 100 pages are a quasi technical write-up on various medical issues, some known to not even be associated with Terri's condition such as asphyxia and heart attacks. It's just verbiage to fill up the space.

Any major event in the story is repeated at least once, sometimes more often. This is another method to fill up space to try to cover the fact that there's nothing substantial in this book. This book really doesn't offer anything except Furhrman's speculations (six of them to be exact).

Furhman gets to the point of the book on page 223 (out of a total of 226 pages) when he says "Only Michael Schiavo knows the answer to these questions." Save your money, I just told you the bottom line of the book. That is really all he has to offer.
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While I thought this would be a good book to read, it turns out I could have never been more wrong. Fuhrman notes to often repeat and rehash the entire story throughout the entire book. I expected something more professional given his credentials. Not impressed at all. I wanted to know the meat and potatoes of this case and instead I have regurgitated info from court depositions. Really no plot whatsoever.
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