Destiny of the Republic

A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President

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Publisher Description

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • The extraordinary account of James Garfield's rise from poverty to the American presidency, and the dramatic history of his assassination and legacy, from the bestselling author of The River of Doubt.
 
James Abram 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, a renowned congressman, and a reluctant presidential candidate who took on the nation's corrupt political establishment. But four months after Garfield's inauguration in 1881, he was shot in the back by a deranged office-seeker named Charles Guiteau. Garfield survived the attack, but become the object of bitter, behind-the-scenes struggles for power—over his administration, over the nation's future, and, hauntingly, over his medical care. Meticulously researched, epic in scope, and pulsating with an intimate human focus and high-velocity narrative drive, The Destiny of the Republic brings alive a forgotten chapter of U.S. history.

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2011
September 20
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
352
Pages
PUBLISHER
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
12.2
MB

Customer Reviews

JaredTangeman ,

Destiny of the Republic

Great homage to a president I knew so little about. Fascinating story!

Obsessed abt ANGRY BIRDS!!!!! ,

Excellent read

An amazingly detailed account of the intersecting lives of James Garfield, his assassin Charles Guiteau, and Alexander Graham Bell. It is a thoroughly researched and marvelously written novel that anyone who loves the United States and her intricate history is sure to appreciate.

Emmet Aloysius ,

Good Book

An informative, enlightening accounting of the life and death of James Garfield, an American president who I knew very little about. What a heroic and tragic figure he was and Millard tells the tale in a easy to understand and enjoyable way. A good book for history buffs...EAF

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