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Destiny of the Republic : a tale of madness, medicine and the murder of a president

by Millard, Candice.

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Call number: 973.84 Mi

Westgate call number: Adult Book / Nonfiction / History / United States / General / Millard, Candice

Available Copies: Downtown 2nd Floor, Pittsfield Adult, Traverwood Adult

Additional Details

Prologue: Chose -- Promise -- The scientific spirit -- Providence -- A light in the wilderness -- God's minuteman -- Bleak mountain -- War -- Hand and soul -- Real Brutuses and Bolingbrokes -- Brains, flesh, and blood -- Casus belli -- The dark dreams ofpresidents -- "A desperate deed" -- Fear -- "Thank God it is all over" -- "It's true" -- All evil consequences -- Blood-guilty -- "The whole nation kin" -- Neither death nor life -- One nation -- Hope -- On a mountaintop, alone -- Terror, hope, and despair -- One : after all -- Two : all the angels of the universe -- The scientific spirit.

A narrative account of the twentieth president's political career offers insight into his background as a scholar and Civil War hero, his battles against the corrupt establishment, and Alexander Graham Bell's failed attempt to save him from an assassin'sbullet.

Community Reviews

interesting read

I didn't know much about Garfield before reading this book. He comes across as an incredible and humble human being. His journey to the presidency was very interesting, and it was heartbreaking to learn that medicine was on the verge of advances and knowledge that could have saved his life.

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