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THE DESTINY OF THE REPUBLIC: A Tale of Madness, Medicine, and the Murder of a President

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The shocking shooting and the painful, lingering death of the 20th president."Killed by a disappointed office seeker." Thus most history texts backhand the self-made James Garfield (1831-1881), notwithstanding his distinguished career as a college professor, lawyer, Civil War general, exceptional orator, congressman and all too briefly president. Millard follows up her impressive debut (The River ... Read full review

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Destiny of the Republic
I only read the "Description", I'm already fascinated.

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A tense, fascinating, and well told story
I never would have thought that a book about President Garfield could be this good. Even after reading and loving The River of Doubt, I was skeptical of the
book. I decided to give it a try, though, and I'm so glad I did. In my opinion this book far outshines her previous work. This book captured my attention and refused to let go until the last page. Going back to The River of Doubt, I find her use of detail in that book bogs it down a bit, where the detail in this book causes the world to come alive. After this book, I cannot wait for her next. 

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Destiny of the Republic
Great book! I had no idea that President Garfield was so interesting! I originally bought this book for my husband. Am I glad that I didn't let it sit on a shelf waiting for him to pick it up. I can't wait to read Millard's first book.

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