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The Destiny of the Republic

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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 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. Hardback book 2011. Very good condition in good unclipped dust wrapper. No marks or inscriptions. Not ex-library

Item details

Added value:
Good unclipped dust wrapper.
Author(s):
Candice Millard
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
24x16.5cms WEIGHT 740 grammes
Edition:
2011
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0385526261
ISBN-13:
9780385526265
Number of pages:
339
Publisher:
Doubleday
Title:
Destiny of the Republic.

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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 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. Hardback book 2011. Very good condition in good unclipped dust wrapper. No marks or inscriptions. Not ex-library

Added value:
Good unclipped dust wrapper.
Author(s):
Candice Millard
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
24x16.5cms WEIGHT 740 grammes
Edition:
2011
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0385526261
ISBN-13:
9780385526265
Number of pages:
339
Publisher:
Doubleday
Title:
Destiny of the Republic.

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