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Destiny of the republic [electronic resource] : A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President. Candice Millard.

Millard, Candice. (Author). Michael, Paul. (Added Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780307939685 (sound recording)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (8 audio files) : digital
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House Audio, 2011.

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General Note: Unabridged.
Participant or Performer Note: Narrator: Paul Michael.
Summary, etc.: 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...
System Details Note: Requires OverDrive Listen (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive app (file size: 275829 KB).
Subject: Nonfiction.
History.
Genre: Electronic books.

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