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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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    • Publisher: Doubleday
    • Awards: Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime (2012), Andrew Carnegie Medal Nominee for Nonfiction (2012), Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for History & Biography (2011)
    • ISBN: 9780385526265 (0385526261)
    • Format: hardcover, 339 pages
    • Release date: September 20, 2011
    • Characters: James A. Garfield, Charles Guiteau
    • Genres: history, biography, presidents, politics, historical
    • Language: english
    • Author: Candice Millard

    About The Book

    James A. 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, and a renowned and admired reformist congressman. Nominated for president against his will, he engaged in a fierce battle with the corrupt political establishment. But four months after his inauguration, a deranged office seeker tracked Garfield down and shot him in the back.

    But the shot didn’t kill Garfield. The drama of what hap­pened subsequently is a powerful story of a nation in tur­moil. The unhinged assassin’s half-delivered strike shattered the fragile national mood of a country so recently fractured by civil war, and left the wounded president as the object of a bitter behind-the-scenes struggle for power — over his administration, over the nation’s future, and, hauntingly, over his medical care. A team of physicians administered shockingly archaic treatments, to disastrous effect. As his con­dition worsened, Garfield received help: Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone, worked around the clock to invent a new device capable of finding the bullet.

    Meticulously researched, epic in scope, and pulsating with an intimate human focus and high-velocity narrative drive, The Destiny of the Republic will stand alongside The Devil in the White City and The Professor and the Madman as a classic of narrative history.

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