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The Resource Destiny of the Republic

Destiny of the Republic

Label
Destiny of the Republic
Title
Destiny of the Republic
Statement of responsibility
Candice Millard
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Language
eng
Summary
James A. Garfield was one of the most extraordinary men ever elected president. Born into abject poverty, he rose to become a wunderkind scholar, a Civil War hero, and a renowned and admired reformist congressman. Nominated for president against his will, he engaged in a fierce battle with the corrupt political establishment. But four months after his inauguration, a deranged office seeker tracked Garfield down and shot him in the back. But the shot didn't kill Garfield. The drama of what hap­pened subsequently is a powerful story of a nation in tur­moil. The unhinged assassin's half-delivered strike shattered the fragile national mood of a country so recently fractured by civil war, and left the wounded president as the object of a bitter behind-the-scenes struggle for power—over his administration, over the nation's future, and, hauntingly, over his medical care. A team of physicians administered shockingly archaic treatments, to disastrous effect. As his con­dition worsened, Garfield received help: Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone, worked around the clock to invent a new device capable of finding the bullet. Meticulously researched, epic in scope, and pulsating with an intimate human focus and high-velocity narrative drive, The Destiny of the Republic will stand alongside The Devil in the White City and The Professor and the Madman as a classic of narrative history
Summary
A narrative account of James Garfield'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
Writing style
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2012.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2011.
  • Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Fact Crime, 2012.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2011.
  • YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2015.
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Literary form
non fiction
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a tale of madness, medicine and the murder of a President
Label
Destiny of the Republic
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Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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Isbn
9780385535007
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optical disk
Label
Destiny of the Republic
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:a03f157d-b427-46b2-9559-72eb7dd083d2
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780385535007
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Specific material designation
optical disk

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