Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President

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Full title destiny of the republic a tale of madness medicine and the murder of a president
Author millard candice
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author Candice Millard
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display_description 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.
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subject_facet Bell, Alexander Graham, -- 1847-1922, Garfield, James A. -- (James Abram), -- 1831-1881 -- Assassination, Garfield, James A. -- (James Abram), -- 1831-1881 -- Medical care, Guiteau, Charles J. -- (Charles Julius), -- 1841-1882, Large type books, Medical instruments and apparatus -- United States -- History -- 19th century, Medicine -- United States -- History -- 19th century, Political culture -- United States -- History -- 19th century, Power (Social sciences) -- United States -- History -- 19th century, Presidents -- Medical care -- United States -- History -- 19th century, Presidents -- United States -- Biography, United States -- Politics and government -- 1881-1885
title_display Destiny of the Republic : a tale of madness, medicine and the murder of a president
title_full Destiny of the Republic : a tale of madness, medicine and the murder of a president / Candice Millard, Destiny of the Republic A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President, Destiny of the republic : a tale of madness, medicine, and the murder of a president / Candice Millard
title_short Destiny of the Republic :
title_sub A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President
topic_facet Assassination, Bell, Alexander Graham, Biography & Autobiography, Garfield, James A, Guiteau, Charles J, History, Large type books, Medical care, Medical instruments and apparatus, Medicine, Nonfiction, Political culture, Politics and government, Power (Social sciences), Presidents