Monday, August 29, 2011

A President Takes on the Establishment

Just months as after James A. Garfield was sworn in as president he was shot in the back by a deranged political enemy. The bullet didn't kill him but the archaic treatment worsened matters considerably. From the best-selling author of The River of Doubt comes Destiny of the Republic, the dramtic story of Garfield's battle to reunite a country torn apart by civil war and the battle for his very life. 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.

Destiny of the Republic (Doubleday) by Candice Millard

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