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

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

Candice Millard


A Booklist extraordinary ebook of 2012

The striking New York occasions bestselling account of James Garfield's upward push from poverty to the yankee presidency, and the dramatic heritage of his assassination and legacy, from bestselling writer of The River of Doubt, Candice Millard.  
 
James Abram Garfield used to be the most striking males ever elected president. Born into abject poverty, he rose to turn into a wunderkind student, a Civil struggle hero, a well known congressman, and a reluctant presidential candidate who took at the nation's corrupt political institution. yet 4 months after Garfield's inauguration in 1881, he used to be shot within the again by means of a deranged office-seeker named Charles Guiteau. Garfield survived the assault, yet turn into the item of sour, behind-the-scenes struggles for power—over his management, over the nation's destiny, and, hauntingly, over his treatment. Meticulously researched, epic in scope, and pulsating with an intimate human concentration and high-velocity narrative force, The future of the Republic brings alive a forgotten bankruptcy of U.S. history.

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