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Destiny of the republic : a tale of madness, medicine and the murder of a president / Candice Millard.

Millard, Candice. (Author).

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  • ISBN: 9780767929714
  • ISBN: 0767929713
  • Physical Description: 398 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 21 cm.
  • Edition: 1st Anchor Books ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Anchor Books, 2012.

Contents / Notes

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [309]-382) and index.
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.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Subject: Garfield, James A. (James Abram), 1831-1881 > Assassination.
Presidents > United States > Biography.
Guiteau, Charles J. (Charles Julius), 1841-1882
Presidents > Medical care > United States > History > 19th century.
Medicine > United States > History > 19th century.
Bell, Alexander Graham, 1847-1922
Medical instruments and apparatus > United States > History > 19th century.
United States > Politics and government > 1881-1885.
Political culture > United States > History > 19th century.
Power (Social sciences) > United States > History > 19th century.

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