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Author Millard, Candice.

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

Imprint New York : Doubleday, c2011.

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Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  973.84 G18Bmi 2011    ---  Available
 Eureka Non-Fiction  973.84 Mil    ---  Available
 Parsons Non-Fiction  973.8 M645    ---  Available
 PHS Non-Fiction  973.84 Millard    ---  Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description x, 339 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Series Kansas Notable Book ; 2012.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 313-323) and index.
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.
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.
Source Don 06.2016 PARS
Awards Kansas Notable Book, 2012.
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.
Presidents -- Medical care -- History.
Medicine -- United States -- History.
United States -- Politics and government.
Power (Social sciences) -- United States -- History.
ISBN 9780385526265
0385526261
9780385535007
0385535007

 
    
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