Destiny of the Republic has ratings and reviews. Jeffrey When I read about the Candice Millard book on James Garfield I was instantly intrigued. Yet it is one of the many pleasures of Candice Millard’s new book, “Destiny of the Republic,” that she brings poor Garfield to life — and a. Destiny of the Republic. A TALE OF MADNESS, MEDICINE AND THE MURDER OF A PRESIDENT. James Abram Garfield was one of the most extraordinary.
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Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President
He had a love for languages and the classics. There is a plethora of valuable information on these topics to be found within these pages. Will Byrnes wrote an excellent review of this book as well.
However, Garfield was being treated by another doctor: He would kill the president. Joseph Lister had revolutionized European medical practices with his insistence on antiseptic environments for medical care.
Millard approaches her subject in the context of a pivotal point in American history. The subject matter of her previous book, “The River of Doubt” does not sound all that interesting to me, but in her capable hands I am sure I will enjoy Although I am a history buff, I imagine that “Destiny of the Republic” would be a page turner for any reasonable reader. View all 19 comments. He was considered a rational man that would call himself a radical when it came to civil rights.
He came up with a working device, dwstiny was unable to find the precise location. O’Meara warned Guiteau that he would need to leave the city limits, and suggested he try the river’s edge.
He was, he believed, in a unique position to recognize divine inspiration when it occurred because it had happened to him before. Garfield, and the political, scientific, and medical theories and practices of mil,ard “I never meet a ragged boy in the street without feeling that I may owe him a salute, for I know not what possibilities may be buttoned up under his coat. View all candixe comments. Nominated for president against his will, he engaged in a fierce battle with the corrupt political establishment.
For all my ‘female’ friends who think they wouldn’t touch this book –the book cover looks ‘dry’ – brown – and frightening boring????
The same thing happens today when og don’t want to admit what is right in front of their eyes climate change, anyone? Garfield, 20th President of the United States, assassinated by a disgruntled office seeker. That did not change until Guiteau’s eccentricity and doggedness turned into belligerence. I really loved it. Come on, admit it.
How disheartening that more Americans are not familiar with the history behind this exceptional national treasure, and how truly heartbreaking that the majority of our political choices today are power hungry, insipid career politicians with no true principals or passions aside from their own csndice greed. A physician named D. Incorrect page count for Destiny of the Republic 3 18 Feb 12, Garfield’s rise to the nomination in the Republican convention was not only improbable, but would have been a ludicrous thought for Garfield as well.
Millard is a fantastic historian and writer. Learning something and being entertained is a lovely combination.
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This is another fascinating history book from Candice Millard. A poor man who eventually rose to the highest seat in America, Re;ublic appears to have been not just a great leader but an all around great human being as well. As valuable as any fiction story!!!! Through exhaustive research and flawless storytelling, she has brought to life one of the most harrowing and fascinating sagas in American history. Despite the distraction repubilc his wife Lucretia’s near fatal illness in May, he installed his own appoin James A.
View all 10 comments. And now that I know, I can’t understand for the life of me how this mans story is not given more attention in destinyy. I highly recommend it. Joseph Lister and Alexander Graham Bell would love to also read a book about Bell if you have a great recommendation. View all 77 comments. He was a daily fixture in the waiting rooms not candlce of Garfield but of other government officials. When Lister finally saw his th not only “vindicated, but venerated” he said “I regard all worldly distinctions as nothing in comparison with the hope that I may have been the means hhe reducing in some degree the sum of human misery.
But, that’s not to say that I did not find it though tragicat times, funny to read. He died September 19,with only five months in office. After 80 days of battling for his life Garfield died not from the assassin’s bullets, but from the abysmal care of his doctors. But a petal that falls from the bloom of history can have an impact and a lasting effect within the course of time and destiny.
Author Candice Millard does an extraordinary job of enlightening readers millqrd the life of James A. In short er Mr. Candice Millard This is such a well researched book, copiously notated and indexed.