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

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9780767929714
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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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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
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title Destiny of the Republic : a tale of madness, medicine, and the murder of a president
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_sort destiny of the republic a tale of madness, medicine and the murder of a president
title_sub a tale of madness, medicine, and the murder of a president
topic 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, History, Large type books, Medical instruments and apparatus United States History 19th century, Medicine United States History 19th century, Nonfiction, 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
topic_facet Assassination, Bell, Alexander Graham, 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