Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the by Candice Millard

By Candice Millard

James A. Garfield was once probably the most amazing males ever elected president. Born into abject poverty, he rose to develop into a wunderkind student, a Civil warfare hero, and a popular and well known reformist congressman. Nominated for president opposed to his will, he engaged in a fierce conflict with the corrupt political institution. yet 4 months after his inauguration, a deranged workplace seeker tracked Garfield down and shot him within the again.

But the shot didn’t kill Garfield. The drama of what hap­pened in this case is a strong tale of a country in tur­moil. The unhinged assassin’s half-delivered strike shattered the delicate nationwide temper of a rustic so lately fractured by means of civil struggle, and left the wounded president because the item of a sour behind-the-scenes fight for power—over his management, over the nation’s destiny, and, hauntingly, over his remedy. A group of physicians administered shockingly archaic remedies, to disastrous impression. As his con­dition worsened, Garfield acquired support: Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the phone, labored round the clock to invent a brand new equipment able to find the bullet.

Meticulously researched, epic in scope, and pulsating with an intimate human concentration and high-velocity narrative force, The future of the Republic will stand along The satan within the White City and The Professor and the Madman as a vintage of narrative historical past.

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Rebuild and sink the Titanic, no matter what it costs? Seriously? The answer was yes, and that was essentially James Cameron’s mission statement. One of the few compromises he made was settling for building the ship at 90 percent of the original. ) One of the elements that contributed to Titanic’s blockbuster success was repeat viewings. The typical repeat viewer rate for all successful movies is 5 percent. In other words, for every 100 people who see a hit movie, 5 will go back and see it again (and, of course, pay again).

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