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

Millard, Candice. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 0767929713 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 9780767929714 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: 398 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 21 cm
  • Edition: 1st Anchor Books ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Anchor Books, 2012.

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General Note: Originally published: New York : Doubleday, 2011.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages [309]-380) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Prologue: Chosen -- Part One: Promise. The scientific spirit -- Providence -- "A beam in darkness" -- God's minute man -- Bleak mountain -- Part Two: War. Hand and soul -- Real Brutuses and Bolingbrokes -- Brains, flesh, and blood -- Casus belli -- The dark dreams of presidents -- "A desperate deed" -- Part Three: Fear. "Thank God it is all over" -- "It's true" -- All evil consequences -- Blood-guilty -- Part Four: 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, etc.: 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.
Subject: Garfield, James A. (James Abram) 1831-1881 Assassination
Presidents United States Biography
Guiteau, Charles J. (Charles Julius) 1841-1882
Presidents Medical care United States History 19th century
Medicine United States History 19th century
Bell, Alexander Graham 1847-1922
Medical instruments and apparatus United States History 19th century
United States Politics and government 1881-1885
Political culture United States History 19th century
Power (Social sciences) United States History 19th century
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