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Author Millard, Candice

Title The destiny of the republic : a tale of medicine, madness and the murder of a president / Candice Millard

Publ Info New York : Doubleday, [2011]
2011
Edition First edition
LOCATION CALL # STATUS NOTE
 Bryant Main Stacks  E687.9 .M55 2011    AVAILABLE
 CCRI-Warwick  E687.9 .M55 2011    AVAILABLE
 PC  E687.9 .M55 2011    DUE 12-20-14
 RWU Main Library  E687.9 .M55 2011    AVAILABLE
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Descript x, 319 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 313-323) and index
Contents Prologue: Chose -- Promise -- The scientific spirit -- Providence -- A light in the wilderness -- God's minuteman -- 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 -- "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
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
LC subject Garfield, James A. (James Abram), 1831-1881 -- Assassination
Presidents -- United States -- Biography
Guiteau, Charles J. (Charles Julius), 1841-1882
Presidents -- Medical care -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Medicine -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Bell, Alexander Graham, 1847-1922
Medical instruments and apparatus -- United States -- History -- 19th century
United States -- Politics and government -- 1881-1885
Political culture -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Power (Social sciences) -- United States -- History -- 19th century
ISBN 9780385526265
0385526261
9780385535007
0385535007