Destiny of the Republic- A Tale of Madness, Medicine and The Murder of A President by Candice Millard

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Destiny of the Republic- A Tale of Madness, Medicine and The Murder of A President by Candice Millard

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER The extraordinary account of James Garfield's rise from poverty to the American presidency, and the dramatic history of his assassination and legacy, from the bestselling author of The River of Doubt. James Abram Garfield was one of the most extraordinary men ever elected president. Born into abject poverty, he rose to become a wunderkind scholar, a Civil War hero, a renowned congressman, and a reluctant presidential candidate who took on the nation's corrupt political establishment. But four months after Garfield's inauguration in 1881, he was shot in the back by a deranged office-seeker named Charles Guiteau. Garfield survived the attack, but become the object of bitter, behind-the-scenes struggles for powerover his administration, over the nation's future, and, hauntingly, over his medical care. Meticulously researched, epic in scope, and pulsating with an intimate human focus and high-velocity narrative drive, The Destiny of the Republic brings alive a forgotten chapter of U.S. history.

  • Author- Candice Millard
  • Publisher- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • Publication Date- 06-12-2012
  • Page Count- 432
  • Hardcover
  • Adult
  • U.S. History
  • Dimension- 5.2 H x 7.9 W x 1 D
  • ISBN-13- 9780767929714

Web ID: 14390940

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    Jul 01, 2021
    from Chicago
    Almost a forgotten story

    Among the briefest of presidents, James Garfield’s assassination, was the killing of him , not only by the person who shot him, but also at fault is the doctors who treated him. Dying with Garfield was his potential as a great reformer president. The story of his assassin, the people who treated him, his family and the politics of the time make or great book.

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