Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President

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A New York Times Notable Book of 2011
"A staggering tale....Millard digs deeply into the turmoil that got James A. Garfield elected, the lunacy that got him shot and the medical malfeasance that turned a minor wound into a mortal one."--Janet Maslin, Top 10 Recommendations for 2011

"One of the many pleasures of Candice Millard's new book, "Destiny of the Republic," [is] that she brings poor Garfield to life--and a remarkable life it was.....Fascinating... Outstanding....Millard has written us a penetrating human tragedy."
--"The New York Times Book Review"
"A spirited tale that intertwines murder, politics and medical mystery, Candice Millard leaves us feeling that Garfield's assassination deprived the nation not only of a remarkably humble and intellectually gifted man but one who perhaps bore the seeds of greatness.... splendidly drawn portraits.... Alexander Graham Bell makes a bravura appearance"--"The Wall Street Journal"
"Fascinating......Gripping.....Stunning....has a much bigger scope than the events surrounding Garfield's slow, lingering death. It is the haunting tale of how a man who never meant to seek the presidency found himself swept into the White House. . . . Ms. Millard shows the Garfield legacy to be much more important than most of her readers knew it to be."
--"The New York Times
""Crisp, concise and revealing history....Millard has crafted a fresh narrative that plumbs some of the most dramatic days in U.S. presidential history"
"--The Washington Post
"Destiny of the Republic" displays Millard's energetic writing and rare ability to effortlessly educate the listener."--"USA Today"

"""Brings the era and people involved to vivid life..... Millard takes the reader on a compelling fly on-the-wall journey with these two men until that fateful day in a train station when Guiteau shot Garfield..... Millard takes all of these elements in a forgotten period of history and turns them intoR

A "New York Times" Notable Book
"Crisp, concise and revealing history. . . . A fresh narrative that plumbs some of the most dramatic days in U.S. presidential history."
"The Washington Post
"
A spirited tale that intertwines murder, politics and medical mystery. . . . Candice Millard leaves us feeling that Garfield's assassination deprived the nation not only of a remarkably humble and intellectually gifted man but one who perhaps bore the seeds of greatness . . . splendidly drawn portraits. . . . Alexander Graham Bell makes a bravura appearance.
"The Wall Street Journal
"
"Fascinating. . . . Gripping. . . . Stunning. . . . The haunting tale of how a man who never meant to seek the presidency found himself swept into the White House. . . . Millard shows the Garfield legacy to be much more important than most of her readers knew it to be."
"The New York Times
"Destiny of the Republic" displays Millard's energetic writing and rare ability to effortlessly educate the listener."
"USA Today
"
"A staggering tale. . . . Millard digs deeply into the turmoil that got James A. Garfield elected, the lunacy that got him shot and the medical malfeasance that turned a minor wound into a mortal one."
Janet Maslin, Top 10Recommendations for 2011
One of the many pleasures of Candice Millard s new book, "Destiny of the Republic," [is] that she brings poor Garfield to life and a remarkable life it was. . . . Fascinating. . . . Millard has written us a penetrating human tragedy.
"The New York Times Book Review"
Brings the era and people involved to vivid life. . . . Takes the reader on a compelling fly on-the-wall journey. . . . Millard takes all of these elements in a forgotten period of history and turns them into living and breathing things.
Associated Press
Think you re not interested in James Garfield, our 20th President? Millard s action-packed account of his life and truly strange death should change your mind.
"People
"
Filled with memorable characters, hairpin twists of fate and consequences that bring a young nation to the breaking point, "Destiny of the Republic" brings back to roaring life a tragic but irresistible historical period.
"The Christian Science Monitor"
A winning amalgamation of history and adventure. They [Millard s books] exhibit a keen eye for human frailties.
"The Washington Post"
"Fascinating. . . . Millard colorfully recreates the political milieu of 1880."
"The Seattle Times
"
"Millard provides a splendidly written and suspenseful account of this fascinating episode in American history."
"The Oregonian
"
By keeping a tight hold on her narrative strands, Millard crafts a popular history rich with detail and emotion. One of the pleasures of the book is the chance to learn more about Garfield, who appears as a fully realized historical figure instead of a trivia answer.
"Salon"
This tale of physician error contextualized by politics and murder makes for riveting reading. Ms. Millard recounts this episode of our nation s history in a style that keeps readers on the edge of their seats even though the ending is known.
"The Washington Times
"
Splendid. . . . recovers for us just what a remarkable even noble man Garfield was. . . . She also chillingly depicts his killer. . . . This wonderful book reminds us that our 20th president was neither a minor nor merely a tragic figure, but rather an extraordinary one.
"The Plain Dealer
"
An achingly good, suspenseful read. . . . compelling characters and nail-biting storytelling, and [readers] will no doubt walk away even more emotionally affected by Garfield s tragedy.
"The Kansas City Star"
Blends science, medicine, and politics in a crime story that grabs tight and itdoes notlet go until the very last page. . . . A remarkable book. It is crisply written and riveting.
"Tucson Citizen
"
"Millard finds the ironies of history throughout this stirring narrative, one that's full of suspense even though you know what's coming. She makes you a witness, not a reader."
"Erie Times"
Destiny of the Republic is popular history at its best accessible, educational and entertaining and Millard renders it with grace, power and sympathy.
"Richmond Times-Dispatch"
Make[s] for compulsive reading. Superb American history."
"Kirkus," starred review
"Splendidly insightful. . . . stands securely at the crossroads of popular and professional history."
"Booklist," starred review
Sparklingly alive. . . [Millard] brings to life a moment in the nation s history when access to the president was easy, politics bitter, and medical knowledge slight. Under Millard s pen, it s hard to imagine its being better told.
"Publishers Weekly
"
Historian Candice Millard s "Destiny of the Republic" is first-rate history, political intrigue, and a true-crime story all rolled into one. . . . An epic must-read!
Douglas Brinkley, author of "The Wilderness Warrior"
In this brilliant and riveting work, Candice Millard demonstrates the power of narrative nonfiction. Through exhaustive research and flawless storytelling, she has brought to life one of the most harrowing and fascinating sagas in American history. . . . This is a book that is impossible to put down.
David Grann, author of "The Lost City of Z"
Candice Millard has done it again: She s turned the sometimes stodgy realm of presidential history on its head with a gripping tale of high danger and stoic endurance, a tale that had nearly completely vanished from public memory. What an exceptional man and what an exciting era Millard has brought to elegant life on the page!
Hampton Sides, author of "Hellhound on His Trail"
In President Garfield s assassination, Candice Millard has rediscovered one of the great forgotten stories in American history. Millard has turned Garfield s story into a crackling tale of suspense and a panoramic picture of a fascinating but forgotten era.
Debby Applegate, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for "The Most Famous Man in America"
As she did in "The River of Doubt," Candice Millard has written another riveting narrative. . . . She has skillfully allowed us to share this traumatic moment.
Ken Burns "

A New York Times Notable Book
"Crisp, concise and revealing history. . . . A fresh narrative that plumbs some of the most dramatic days in U.S. presidential history."
The Washington Post

A spirited tale that intertwines murder, politics and medical mystery. . . . Candice Millard leaves us feeling that Garfield's assassination deprived the nation not only of a remarkably humble and intellectually gifted man but one who perhaps bore the seeds of greatness . . . splendidly drawn portraits. . . . Alexander Graham Bell makes a bravura appearance.
The Wall Street Journal

"Fascinating. . . . Gripping. . . . Stunning. . . . The haunting tale of how a man who never meant to seek the presidency found himself swept into the White House. . . . Millard shows the Garfield legacy to be much more important than most of her readers knew it to be."
The New York Times
"Destiny of the Republic
displays Millard's energetic writing and rare ability to effortlessly educate the listener."
USA Today

"A staggering tale. . . . Millard digs deeply into the turmoil that got James A. Garfield elected, the lunacy that got him shot and the medical malfeasance that turned a minor wound into a mortal one."
Janet Maslin, Top 10Recommendations for 2011
One of the many pleasures of Candice Millard s new book, Destiny of the Republic, [is] that she brings poor Garfield to life and a remarkable life it was. . . . Fascinating. . . . Millard has written us a penetrating human tragedy.
The New York Times Book Review
Brings the era and people involved to vivid life. . . . Takes the reader on a compelling fly on-the-wall journey. . . . Millard takes all of these elements in a forgotten period of history and turns them into living and breathing things.
Associated Press
Think you re not interested in James Garfield, our 20th President? Millard s action-packed account of his life and truly strange death should change your mind.
People

Filled with memorable characters, hairpin twists of fate and consequences that bring a young nation to the breaking point, Destiny of the Republic brings back to roaring life a tragic but irresistible historical period.
The Christian Science Monitor
A winning amalgamation of history and adventure. They [Millard s books] exhibit a keen eye for human frailties.
The Washington Post
"Fascinating. . . . Millard colorfully recreates the political milieu of 1880."
The Seattle Times

"Millard provides a splendidly written and suspenseful account of this fascinating episode in American history."
The Oregonian

By keeping a tight hold on her narrative strands, Millard crafts a popular history rich with detail and emotion. One of the pleasures of the book is the chance to learn more about Garfield, who appears as a fully realized historical figure instead of a trivia answer.
Salon
This tale of physician error contextualized by politics and murder makes for riveting reading. Ms. Millard recounts this episode of our nation s history in a style that keeps readers on the edge of their seats even though the ending is known.
The Washington Times

Splendid. . . . recovers for us just what a remarkable even noble man Garfield was. . . . She also chillingly depicts his killer. . . . This wonderful book reminds us that our 20th president was neither a minor nor merely a tragic figure, but rather an extraordinary one.
The Plain Dealer

An achingly good, suspenseful read. . . . compelling characters and nail-biting storytelling, and [readers] will no doubt walk away even more emotionally affected by Garfield s tragedy.
The Kansas City Star
Blends science, medicine, and politics in a crime story that grabs tight and itdoes notlet go until the very last page. . . . A remarkable book. It is crisply written and riveting.
Tucson Citizen

"Millard finds the ironies of history throughout this stirring narrative, one that's full of suspense even though you know what's coming. She makes you a witness, not a reader."
Erie Times
Destiny of the Republic is popular history at its best accessible, educational and entertaining and Millard renders it with grace, power and sympathy.
Richmond Times-Dispatch
Make[s] for compulsive reading. Superb American history."
Kirkus, starred review
"Splendidly insightful. . . . stands securely at the crossroads of popular and professional history."
Booklist, starred review
Sparklingly alive. . . [Millard] brings to life a moment in the nation s history when access to the president was easy, politics bitter, and medical knowledge slight. Under Millard s pen, it s hard to imagine its being better told.
Publishers Weekly

Historian Candice Millard s Destiny of the Republic is first-rate history, political intrigue, and a true-crime story all rolled into one. . . . An epic must-read!
Douglas Brinkley, author of The Wilderness Warrior
In this brilliant and riveting work, Candice Millard demonstrates the power of narrative nonfiction. Through exhaustive research and flawless storytelling, she has brought to life one of the most harrowing and fascinating sagas in American history. . . . This is a book that is impossible to put down.
David Grann, author of The Lost City of Z
Candice Millard has done it again: She s turned the sometimes stodgy realm of presidential history on its head with a gripping tale of high danger and stoic endurance, a tale that had nearly completely vanished from public memory. What an exceptional man and what an exciting era Millard has brought to elegant life on the page!
Hampton Sides, author of Hellhound on His Trail
In President Garfield s assassination, Candice Millard has rediscovered one of the great forgotten stories in American history. Millard has turned Garfield s story into a crackling tale of suspense and a panoramic picture of a fascinating but forgotten era.
Debby Applegate, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for The Most Famous Man in America

As she did in The River of Doubt, Candice Millard has written another riveting narrative. . . . She has skillfully allowed us to share this traumatic moment.
Ken Burns

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A Booklist Notable Book of 2012

The extraordinary New York Times bestselling account of James Garfield's rise from poverty to the American presidency, and the dramatic history of his assassination and legacy, from bestselling author of The River of Doubt, Candice Millard.
James Abram Garfield was one of the most extraordinary men ever elected president. Born into abject poverty, he rose to become a wunderkind scholar, a Civil War hero, a renowned congressman, and a reluctant presidential candidate who took on the nation's corrupt political establishment. But four months after Garfield's inauguration in 1881, he was shot in the back by a deranged office-seeker named Charles Guiteau. Garfield survived the attack, but become the object of bitter, behind-the-scenes struggles for power over his administration, over the nation's future, and, hauntingly, over his medical care. Meticulously researched, epic in scope, and pulsating with an intimate human focus and high-velocity narrative drive, The Destiny of the Republic brings alive a forgotten chapter of U.S. history.

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