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Author Millard, Candice.

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

Imprint New York : Anchor Books, 2012.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Kansas Collection  973.84 G18Bmi 2012    ---  Lib Use Only
1 copy being processed for Axe Acquisitions Order.
Edition First Anchor books edition.
Description 398 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 21 cm
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unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Kansas Notable Book ; 2012.
Note Originally published: New York : Doubleday, 2011.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-380) and index.
Summary 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.
Contents 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.
Awards Kansas Notable Books, 2012.
Subject Garfield, James A. (James Abram), 1831-1881 -- Assassination.
Guiteau, Charles J. (Charles Julius), 1841-1882.
Bell, Alexander Graham, 1847-1922.
Presidents -- United States -- Biography.
Presidents -- Medical care -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Medicine -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
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.
Bell, Alexander Graham, 1847-1922. (OCoLC)fst00043571
Garfield, James A. (James Abram), 1831-1881. (OCoLC)fst00004703
Guiteau, Charles J. (Charles Julius), 1841-1882. (OCoLC)fst01898134
Assassination. (OCoLC)fst00818962
Medical instruments and apparatus. (OCoLC)fst01014194
Medicine. (OCoLC)fst01014893
Political culture. (OCoLC)fst01069263
Politics and government. (OCoLC)fst01919741
Power (Social sciences) (OCoLC)fst01074219
Presidents. (OCoLC)fst01075723
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Chronological Term 1800-1899
Genre/Form Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 9780767929714 (pbk.)
0767929713 (pbk.)

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