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Destiny of the Republic: Book summary and reviews of Destiny of the Republic by Candice Millard
Destiny of the Republic Summary
James A. Garfield may have been the most extraordinary man ever elected president. Born into abject poverty, he rose to become a wunderkind scholar, a Civil War hero, and a renowned and admired reformist congressman. Nominated for president against his will, he engaged in a fierce battle with the corrupt political establishment. But four months after his inauguration, a deranged office seeker tracked Garfield down and shot him in the back.
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"Starred Review. Moving set pieces...and sharply etched sketches of Blaine, the overwhelmed Arthur and larger portraits of the truly impressive Garfield and the thoroughly insane Guiteau make for compulsive reading. Superb American history." - Kirkus
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Candice Millard is the New York Times bestselling author of The River of Doubt. She lives in Kansas City with her husband and children.
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