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The Resource Destiny of the Republic, Candice Millard, (electronic resource)

Destiny of the Republic, Candice Millard, (electronic resource)

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Destiny of the Republic
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Destiny of the Republic
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Candice Millard
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eng
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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 hap?pened subsequently is a powerful story of a nation in tur?moil. 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 con?dition 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. From the Hardcover edition
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Candice, Millard
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Destiny of the Republic, Candice Millard, (electronic resource)
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9780385535007
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Label
Destiny of the Republic, Candice Millard, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780385535007
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a03f157d-b427-46b2-9559-72eb7dd083d2
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  • other
  • remote
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  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read

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