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Destiny of the republic : a tale of madness, medicine, and the murder of a president / Candice Millard.

Authors: Millard, Candice.
Call number: 973.84 MIL
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, c2011.
Publication date: c2011.
Subject: Presidents -- United States -- Biography.
Presidents -- Medical care -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Medicine -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Medical instruments and apparatus -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Political culture -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Power (Social sciences) -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1881-1885.
Garfield, James A. (James Abram), 1831-1881 -- Assassination.
Guiteau, Charles J. (Charles Julius), 1841-1882.
Bell, Alexander Graham, 1847-1922.
Title: Destiny of the republic : a tale of madness, medicine, and the murder of a president / Candice Millard.
Edition: 1st ed.
Physical description: x, 339 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents note: 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.
Summary note: 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.
Biography note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN: 9780767929714
9780385526265 (hardcover)
0385526261 (hardcover)
LCCN: 2011001549
Url for this record: http://sherloc.imcpl.org/?itemid=|library/marc/dynix|1313375
Bib No.: 1313375

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