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Millard, Candice
Destiny of the republic : a tale of madness, medicine and the murder of a president / Candice Millard
1st ed
New York : Doubleday, c2011
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  E687.9 .M55 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject Garfield, James A. (James Abram), 1831-1881 -- Assassination
Subject(s) Presidents -- United States -- Biography
Subject Guiteau, Charles Julius, 1841-1882
Subject(s) Presidents -- Medical care -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Medicine -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Subject Bell, Alexander Graham, 1847-1922
Subject(s) Medical instruments and apparatus -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Subject United States -- Politics and government -- 1881-1885
Subject(s) Political culture -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Power (Social sciences) -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Physical Description x, 319 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 313-323) and index
Contents Prologue: Chose -- Promise -- The scientific spirit -- Providence -- "A beam in darkness" -- God's minute man -- 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 -- 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
Summary 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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