I just got the LOTR Weapons and Warfare book and was reading about Saruman when I found this. "Scholars still disagree over the fate of the White Wizard. Some maintain that instead of falling at Orthanc under Wormtongue's dagger, he was struck down in the Shire; other theorists suggest that after being humbled he was allowed to leave with his life, and he headed east, taking with him new ideas for an industrialized tyranny that were eagerly accepted by the men of that region.'' This is absurd. Everyone knows that Saruman was killed, in the Shire, by Wormtongue. This is a good book, but some of it is pretty ridiculous. I think it must be just from a movie perspective.