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Destiny of the republic : a tale of madness, medicine, and the murder of a president / Candice Millard.

Millard, Candice. (Author).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Linn Libraries Consortium. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Albany Public Library.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Main Library 973.84 MILLA (Text) IALBO10275821O Book Club Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780385526265 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 0385526261 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: x, 339 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Doubleday, c2011.

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General Note: 11 copies.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Prologue: Chosen -- Promise -- The scientific spirit -- Providence -- "A beam in darkness" -- God's minute man -- Bleak mountain -- War -- Hand and soul -- Real Brutuses and Bolingbrokes -- Brains, flesh, and blood -- Casus belli -- The dark dreams of presidents -- "A desperate deed" -- Fear -- "Thank God it is all over" -- "It's true" -- All evil consequences -- Blood-guilty -- 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 -- 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 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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