Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President

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Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President Author Candice Millard
ISBN-10 0767929713
ISBN-13 9780767929714
Year 0000-00-00
Pages 432
Language English
Publisher Anchor Books
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A Booklist Notable Book of 2012The 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 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

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