Destiny of the Republic
Destiny of the Republic A Tale of Madness, Medicine, and the Murder of A President By Millard, Candice Book - 2011

Book tells of the life and death of President James A. Garfield, the political culture and medical practices of his time, key characters in politics and science as well as the delusional fellow who took Garfield’s life.

Because his time in office was so short, Garfield seems mostly below the radar when learning of presidents. He seemed a remarkable man. Medical practices unveiled were despicable. Assassin’s story almost comic relief. Author did a good job tying pieces together, but still left something lacking for me.

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