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Title:
Destiny of the republic : a tale of madness, medicine, and the murder of a president / Candice Millard.
Call Number:
973.84 MIL
Publication Date:
c2011.
Edition:
1st ed.
Publisher:
New York : Doubleday, c2011.
Physical Description:
x, 339 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents:
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:
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.
Bibliography Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Horizon Bib Number:
1313375
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