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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
A narrative account of the twentieth president's political career offers insight into his background as a scholar and Civil War hero, his battles against the corrupt establishment, and Alexander Graham Bell's failed attempt to save him from an assassin's bullet
Summary
A narrative account of James Garfield's political career offers insight into his background as a scholar and Civil War hero, his battles against the corrupt establishment, and Alexander Graham Bell's failed attempt to save him from an assassin's bullet
Writing style
Award
  • ALA Notable Book, 2012.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2011.
  • Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Fact Crime, 2012.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2011.
  • YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2015.
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10012132
Cataloging source
DLC
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Millard, Candice
Dewey number
973.8/4092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Garfield, James A.
  • Presidents
  • Guiteau, Charles Julius
  • Presidents
  • Medicine
  • Bell, Alexander Graham
  • Medical instruments and apparatus
  • United States
  • Political culture
  • Power (Social sciences)
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a tale of madness, medicine and the murder of a President
Label
Destiny of the republic : a tale of madness, medicine, and the murder of a president, Candice Millard
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 313-323) and index
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 -- "The whole nation kin" -- Neither death nor life -- One nation -- Hope -- On a mountaintop, alone -- Terror, hope, and despair -- One : after all -- Two : all the angels of the universe -- The scientific spirit
Control code
ocn700205578
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 339 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780385526265
Lccn
2011001549
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)700205578
Label
Destiny of the republic : a tale of madness, medicine, and the murder of a president, Candice Millard
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 313-323) and index
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 -- "The whole nation kin" -- Neither death nor life -- One nation -- Hope -- On a mountaintop, alone -- Terror, hope, and despair -- One : after all -- Two : all the angels of the universe -- The scientific spirit
Control code
ocn700205578
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 339 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780385526265
Lccn
2011001549
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)700205578

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