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The destiny of the republic : a tale of madness, medicine and the murder of a president  Cover Image Book Book

The destiny of the republic : a tale of madness, medicine and the murder of a president

Millard, Candice. (Author).

Summary

Summary: 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's bullet.

Item details

  • ISBN: 0385535007
  • ISBN: 9780385535007
  • ISBN: 0385526261
  • ISBN: 9780385526265
  • Physical Description: x, 339 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
    print
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Doubleday, c2011.

Contents / Notes

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 313-323) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Prologue: Chosen -- Part One: Promise. The scientific spirit -- Providence -- "A beam in darkness" -- God's minute man -- Bleak mountain -- Part Two: War. Hand and soul -- Real Brutuses and Bolingbrokes -- Brains, flesh, and blood -- Casus belli -- The dark dreams of presidents -- "A desperate deed" -- Part Three: Fear. "Thank God it is all over" -- "It's true" -- All evil consequences -- Blood-guilty -- Part Four: Tortured for the Republic. Neither death nor life -- One nation -- "Keep heart" -- On a mountaintop, alone -- Terror, hope, and despair -- After all -- All the angels of the universe -- Epilogue: Forever and forever more.
Subject: Power (Social sciences) United States History
United States Politics and government
Bell, Alexander Graham 1847-1922
Medicine United States History
Presidents Medical care History
Guiteau, Charles J. (Charles Julius) 1841-1882
Presidents United States Biography
Garfield, James A. (James Abram) 1831-1881 Assassination
Power (Social sciences) United States History 19th century
Political culture United States History 19th century
United States Politics and government 1881-1885
Medical instruments and apparatus United States History 19th century
Bell, Alexander Graham 1847-1922
Medicine United States History 19th century
Presidents Medical care United States History 19th century
Guiteau, Charles J. (Charles Julius) 1841-1882
Presidents United States Biography
Garfield, James A. (James Abram) 1831-1881 Assassination

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