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

Author: Candice Millard; Paul Michael, (Actor)
Publisher: New York, New York : Random House Audio, [2011], ℗2011.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : English : UnabridgedView all editions and formats
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Candice Millard chronicles the life of President James A. Garfield, from his upbringing to his untimely death. Garfield's short time in office was devoted to cleaning up the corruption that was rife in a country still reeling from the Civil War. However, everything changed when Garfield was shot in the back by a disgruntled office worker. While the president's health slowly declined, a power struggle erupted over  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Named Person: James A Garfield; James A Garfield; Charles J Guiteau; James A Garfield; Charles J Guiteau
Material Type: Audio book, etc., Internet resource
Document Type: Sound Recording, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Candice Millard; Paul Michael, (Actor)
ISBN: 9780307939654 0307939650 9780525492849 0525492844
OCLC Number: 699764721
Notes: Compact discs.
Title from disc label; subtitle from container.
Duration: 10:00:00.
Performer(s): Read by Paul Michael.
Description: 8 audio discs (9 hr., 48 min.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
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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Candice Millard chronicles the life of President James A. Garfield, from his upbringing to his untimely death. Garfield's short time in office was devoted to cleaning up the corruption that was rife in a country still reeling from the Civil War. However, everything changed when Garfield was shot in the back by a disgruntled office worker. While the president's health slowly declined, a power struggle erupted over control of the administration, and the country's fate hung in the balance.

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