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Destiny of the Republic

A Tale Of Madness, Medicine, And The Murder Of A President [compact Disc]

By Candice author Millard

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.

Total Run Time: 10 hours.

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Audio Books

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Publish Date

2011

ISBN

9780307939654


Format: Audio Books
Author: Millard, Candice author
Summary: Candice Millard chronicles the life of President James A. Garfield, from his upbringing to his untimely death. Garfield's short time in office was devoted to cleaning up the corruption that was rife in a country still reeling from the Civil War. However, everything changed when Garfield was shot in the back by a disgruntled office worker. While the president's health slowly declined, a power struggle erupted over control of the administration, and the country's fate hung in the balance.
Title: Destiny of the Republic : a tale of madness, medicine, and the murder of a president [compact disc] / Candice Millard.
Publisher Date: New York, New York : Random House Audio, [2011], 2́011.
Subject: Garfield, James A. (James Abram), 1831-1881 -- Assassination. Garfield, James A. (James Abram), 1831-1881 -- Medical care. Guiteau, Charles J. (Charles Julius), 1841-1882.
Isbn: 9780307939654
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Call Number: 973.84092 Mil
Oclc: 699764721
Upc: 9780307939654
Bib Id: 441573

Format: Audio Books
Author: Millard, Candice author.
Summary: Candice Millard chronicles the life of President James A. Garfield, from his upbringing to his untimely death. Garfield's short time in office was devoted to cleaning up the corruption that was rife in a country still reeling from the Civil War. However, everything changed when Garfield was shot in the back by a disgruntled office worker. While the president's health slowly declined, a power struggle erupted over control of the administration, and the country's fate hung in the balance.
Title: Destiny of the Republic : a tale of madness, medicine, and the murder of a president [compact disc] / Candice Millard.
Edition: Unabridged.
Publisher, Date: New York, New York : Random House Audio, [2011], 2́011.
Description: 8 audio discs (9 hr., 48 min.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Subjects: Garfield, James A. (James Abram), 1831-1881 -- Assassination.
Subjects: Garfield, James A. (James Abram), 1831-1881 -- Medical care.
Subjects: Guiteau, Charles J. (Charles Julius), 1841-1882.
Genre: Audiobooks
Other Author: Michael, Paul (Actor) narrator.
Notes: Compact discs.
Notes: Title from disc label; subtitle from container.
Notes: Duration: 10:00:00.
Notes: Read by Paul Michael.
ISBN: 9780307939654
Publisher Number: DD0561
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Available Copies: 0
Total Copies: 1
Medium: [compact disc]
Call Number: 973.84092 Mil