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

Cover of Destiny of the Republic:
Candice Millard

This non-fiction book tells the story of James Garfield, one of America’s least known Presidents, showing that his shooting by a deranged man, and subsequent death at the hands of his inept doctors, deprived the nation of a man who could have been an excellent leader.