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The Resource Destiny of the republic : a tale of madness, medicine and the murder of a president, Candice Millard, (electronic resource)

Destiny of the republic : a tale of madness, medicine and the murder of a president, Candice Millard, (electronic resource)

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Destiny of the republic : a tale of madness, medicine and the murder of a president
Title
Destiny of the republic
Title remainder
a tale of madness, medicine and the murder of a president
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Candice Millard
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eng
Summary
James A. 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, and a renowned and admired reformist congressman. Nominated for president against his will, he engaged in a fierce battle with the corrupt political establishment. But four months after his inauguration, a deranged office seeker tracked Garfield down and shot him in the back. But the shot didn't kill Garfield. The drama of what happened subsequently is a powerful story of a nation in turmoil. The unhinged assassin's half-delivered strike shattered the fragile national mood of a country so recently fractured by civil war, and left the wounded president as the object of a bitter behind-the-scenes struggle for power'over his administration, over the nation's future, and, hauntingly, over his medical care. A team of physicians administered shockingly archaic treatments, to disastrous effect. As his condition worsened, Garfield received help: Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone, worked around the clock to invent a new device capable of finding the bullet. Meticulously researched, epic in scope, and pulsating with an intimate human focus and high-velocity narrative drive, The Destiny of the Republic will stand alongside The Devil in the White City and The Professor and the Madman as a classic of narrative history. From the Hardcover edition
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Millard, Candice
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973.84092
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E687.9
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  • HISTORY / United States / General
  • History
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Destiny of the republic : a tale of madness, medicine and the murder of a president, Candice Millard, (electronic resource)
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Unabridged.
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9780385535007
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Label
Destiny of the republic : a tale of madness, medicine and the murder of a president, Candice Millard, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9780385535007
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Publisher number
EB00149072
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote

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