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

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display_descriptionJames 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_facetBell, 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
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_displayDestiny of the Republic : a tale of madness, medicine and the murder of a president
title_fullDestiny 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
title_shortDestiny of the Republic
title_subA Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President
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Bell, Alexander Graham
Biography & Autobiography
Garfield, James A
Guiteau, Charles J
History
Medical care
Medical instruments and apparatus
Medicine
Nonfiction
Political culture
Politics and government
Power (Social sciences)
Presidents