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

Author/creator Millard, Candice
Format Book and Print
Edition1st ed.
Publication InfoNew York : Doubleday, ©2011.
Descriptionx, 339 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
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.
Abstract 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 noteIncludes bibliographical references (p. 313-323) and index.
LCCN 2011001549

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