For Sale: Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President
Condition: Like new! Clean! No markings or turned down edges of pages
Description: The extraordinary New York Times bestselling account of James Garfield's rise from poverty to the American presidency, and the dramatic history of his assassination and legacy.
James A. Garfield was one of the most extraordinary men ever elected president. Born into poverty, he rose to become a scholar, a Civil War hero, and an admired 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 is a powerful story. The assassin's half-delivered strike 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 over his medical care. A team of physicians administered shockingly archaic treatments, to disastrous effect.
The Destiny of the Republic is a classic of narrative history.
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