Bitter Blood: A True Story of Southern Family Pride, Madness, and Multiple Murder Mass Market Paperback – Apr 1 1989
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Bledsoe aims several vicious attacks against the unorthodox but highly successful treatment protocols of the elder Klenner, emphasizing his few failures to help patients. He discredits, ignores or deprecates his many successes, portraying Dr. Klenner as some quack dispensing useless if not harmful treatments.
There is no compassion here for the ill-fated son, who evidently descended into paranoid schizophrenia; nor for the heartbreak of the father who saw his parental hopes and pride shattered. Other[s] ... who dismisses Fritz as "crazy", "evil" or, charitably, "unbalanced", fail to understand the extend of his mental illness. Nor does Bledsoe even scrape the surface of trying to fathom it or draw parallels to other psychiatric cases. ...P>Interested people should find out more about Dr. Klenner's fascinating life work, and pass on the lurid sensationalism and scandal-mongering pandered by this "journalist".
Read instead the books by Abram Hoffer, Carl C. Pfeiffer, Allan Cott, Linus Pauling, Irwin Stone and others (most available here on Amazon or by web search) to find out what Dr. Frederick W. Klenner was really up to, and how he was doing it decades before others followed his example.
As for "Bitter Blood", it's a tosser IMO. Better detective reading can be found almost anywhere, especially where it doesn't try to mis- or under-represent facts.
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Interesting book. I read nothing but True Crime and this book fit the bill.Published 4 months ago by Mspolarbear
Very thorough account of the lives, involving murders both in Kentucky, and North Carolina. I would suggest this book to all..Published 17 months ago by Mike
The story was very interesting but in my opinion far to much irrelevant background information that was not relevant to the actual case. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Ed
A very interesting look into a highly dysfunctional family. Highly recommend to those who enjoy true crime novels.Published on April 12 2004 by Jennifer L. Oliver
Fantastic story, and a sad tale of a family gone wrong. Bledsoe is an excellent writer.Published on Aug. 7 2003
This book was one of the most complicated and twisted stories I have ever read yet I enjoyed every minute of it. Read morePublished on July 28 2003
I felt the worst about their murder at the hands of their so-called "mother" and the psycho she was involved with, her own cousin. Read morePublished on Sept. 17 2002 by Terry M. Callen
This is about as engrossing a true crime book as one can get. Well researched and compellingly written, it tracks the story of three families whose lives intertwine only to... Read morePublished on Aug. 3 2002 by lawyeraau
This rather large true crime book is an edge of your seat, can't put it down, kind of book. I stayed up nearly 24 hours just so I could finish it in one sitting. Read morePublished on May 27 2002 by Lysa Burleson