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Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President

2 Ratings: 5.0
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A Letter from Author Candice Millard

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Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Medical Books
Publisher: Doubleday
2 reviews about Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness,...
review by . December 27, 2012
"His ultimate place in history will be far less exalted than that which he now holds in popular estimation" --- New York Times    During the six and a half minutes we spent on the Presidency of James Garfield in my freshman U.S. History class back in 1965 chances are better than even that I was not paying close attention. I hate to admit it but the truth is that I knew virtually nothing about the 20th President of the United States until the owner of my local bookstore recommended …
review by . March 05, 2012
I must confess that, before reading this book, I knew next to nothing about James Garfield, other than that he was president for a short time before he was shot and subsequently died. This book has greatly expanded my knowledge of a man who, had he lived, might have become a very important president.      The first part of the book goes into Garfield's early life, and his election to the presidency, but it doesn't delve very deeply into this aspect. The author is much …
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