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

Author: Candice Millard
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: James A Garfield; Charles J Guiteau; Alexander Graham Bell; James A Garfield; Charles Julius Guiteau; Alexander Graham Bell; Doctor Willard Bliss; James A Garfield; Charles J Guiteau; James A Garfield; Charles Julius Guiteau; Alexander Graham Bell
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Candice Millard
ISBN: 9780385526265 0385526261 9780385535007 0385535007 9780767929714 0767929713
OCLC Number: 700205578
Description: x, 339 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Prologue: Chose --
Part 1: Promise. The scientific spirit ; Providence ; "A beam in darkness" ; God's minute man ; Bleak mountain --
Part 2: War. Hand and soul ; Real Brutuses and Bolingbrokes ; Brains, flesh, and blood ; Casus belli ; The dark dreams of presidents ; "A desperate deed" --
Part 3: Fear. "Thank God it is all over" ; "It's true" ; All evil consequences ; Blood-guilty --
Part 4: 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.
Responsibility: Candice Millard.

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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.

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