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

Author: Candice Millard
Publisher: New York : Anchor Books, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st Anchor books 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: Biography
Named Person: James A Garfield; Charles J Guiteau; Alexander Graham Bell; James A Garfield
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Candice Millard
ISBN: 9780767929714 0767929713
OCLC Number: 781683292
Notes: Originally published: New York : Doubleday, 2011.
Description: 398 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 21 cm
Contents: 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.
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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