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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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A" Booklist" Notable Book of 2012
The extraordinary "New York Times "bestselling account of James Garfield's rise from poverty to the American presidency, and the dramatic history of his assassination and legacy, from bestselling author of "The River of Doubt," Candice Millard.  Read more...


 
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Overview

A" Booklist" Notable Book of 2012
The extraordinary "New York Times "bestselling account of James Garfield's rise from poverty to the American presidency, and the dramatic history of his assassination and legacy, from bestselling author of "The River of Doubt," Candice Millard.
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 power--over 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.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780767929714
  • ISBN-10: 0767929713
  • Publisher: Anchor Books
  • Publish Date: June 2012
  • Page Count: 432


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