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The Resource Destiny of the Republic : a tale of madness, medicine and the murder of a president, Candice Millard

Destiny of the Republic : a tale of madness, medicine and the murder of a president, Candice Millard

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Destiny of the Republic : a tale of madness, medicine and the murder of a president
Title
Destiny of the Republic
Title remainder
a tale of madness, medicine and the murder of a president
Statement of responsibility
Candice Millard
Creator
Subject
Genre
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 an admired reformist congressman. Nominated for president against his will, he fought the corrupt political establishment. Then, four months after his inauguration, a deranged office-seeker shot him in the back. But the shot didn't kill him. What happened subsequently is a powerful story of a nation in turmoil. The event 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 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. As his condition worsened, Garfield received help: Alexander Graham Bell worked around the clock to invent a new device to find the bullet.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Millard, Candice
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E687.9
LC item number
.M55 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Garfield, James A.
  • Garfield, James A.
  • Guiteau, Charles J.
  • Presidents
  • Presidents
  • Medicine
  • Medical instruments and apparatus
  • Political culture
  • Power (Social sciences)
  • United States
Label
Destiny of the Republic : a tale of madness, medicine and the murder of a president, Candice Millard
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
Prologue: Chosen -- Promise -- The scientific spirit -- Providence -- "A beam in darkness" -- God's minute man -- 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 -- Tortured for the republic -- Neither death nor life -- One nation -- "Keep heart" -- On a mountaintop, alone -- Terror, hope, and despair -- After all -- All the angels of the universe -- Forever and forever more
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 339 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780385526265
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn694832891
Label
Destiny of the Republic : a tale of madness, medicine and the murder of a president, Candice Millard
Publication
Contents
Prologue: Chosen -- Promise -- The scientific spirit -- Providence -- "A beam in darkness" -- God's minute man -- 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 -- Tortured for the republic -- Neither death nor life -- One nation -- "Keep heart" -- On a mountaintop, alone -- Terror, hope, and despair -- After all -- All the angels of the universe -- Forever and forever more
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 339 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780385526265
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn694832891

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