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Title:
Destiny of the republic : a tale of madness, medicine and the murder of a president
Summary:
Candice Millard chronicles the life of President James A. Garfield, from his upbringing to his untimely death. Garfield's short time in office was devoted to cleaning up the corruption that was rife in a country still reeling from the Civil War. However, everything changed when Garfield was shot in the back by a disgruntled office worker. While the president's health slowly declined, a power struggle erupted over control of the administration, and the country's fate hung in the balance.
Edition:
Large print ed.
Contents:
Prologue: Chose -- Promise -- The scientific spirit -- Providence -- A light in the wilderness -- God's minuteman -- 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 -- "The whole nation kin" -- Neither death nor life -- One nation -- Hope -- On a mountaintop, alone -- Terror, hope, and despair -- One : after all -- Two : all the angels of the universe -- The scientific spirit.
Physical Description:
623 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Genre:
Publisher:
Large Print Press/Gale,
Publication Date:
2012

2011
ISBN:
9781594136146
Publication Information:
Detroit, Mich. : Large Print Press/Gale, 2012, ©2011.
Call Number:
LP 923 GARFIEL
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