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History Book Discussion

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

by Candace Millard

Millard focuses her formidable research and narrative skills on the shooting of president James Garfield and his death, 79 days later, from the misguided medical care he received. Millard has found compelling characters and narrative drama in historical events that have been largely overlooked.

“I found him very admirable and I found it a real loss to the nation that he’s been forgotten. I think there’s a lot we can learn from him and from this tragedy.” Christian Science Monitor Interview, Oct. 4, 2011

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