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The destiny of the republic : a tale of medicine, madness 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: Biography
Named Person: 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
OCLC Number: 995514501
Description: x, 319 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Prologue: Chose --
Promise --
The scientific spirit --
Providence --
A light in the wilderness --
God's minuteman --
Bleak mountain --
War --
Hand and soul --
Real Brutuses and Bolingbrokes --
Brains, flesh, and blood --
Casus belli --
The dark dreams of presidents --
"A desperate deed" --
Fear --
"Thank God it is all over" --
"It's true" --
All evil consequences --
Blood-guilty --
"The whole nation kin" --
Neither death nor life --
One nation --
Hope --
On a mountaintop, alone --
Terror, hope, and despair --
One : after all --
Two : all the angels of the universe --
The scientific spirit.
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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