Destiny Of The Republic Summary

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Destiny of the Republic by Candice Millard was published in September 2011. This novel is based on Biography on the life of President James Garfield’s assassination and the medical bungling that led to his death at the age of 49. It is a fascinating look at a period of neglected American history. The author explains the reality of the incidents that had occurred to James Garfield the struggles that he had faced throughout the time that he was alive. James A. Garfield may have been the most remarkable man ever elected president. Born into complete poverty, he rose to become a wunderkind scholar, a Civil War hero, and a renowned and admired congressman. Nominated for president against his will, he engaged in a fierce battle with the corrupt…show more content…
The drama of what hap­pened subsequently is a powerful story of a nation in tur­moil. The unhinged assassin 's half-delivered strike shattered the fragile national mood of a country so recently fractured by civil war and left the wounded president as the object of a bitter behind the scenes struggle for power over his administration, over the nation 's future, and, hauntingly, over his medical care. A team of physicians administered shockingly archaic treatments, to disastrous effect. As his con­dition worsened, Garfield received help by Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone, worked around the clock to invent a new device capable of finding the bullet. Meticulously researched, epic in scope, and pulsating with an intimate human focus and high-velocity narrative drive, The Destiny of the Republic will stand alongside The Devil in the White City and The Professor and the Madman as a classic of narrative…show more content…
Destiny of the Republic is one the first novel I have read by Candice Millard, but based on Candice Millard work it kept me very hooked throughout the reading and it was an eye-opener in how technology took place in this novel in how it wasn 't effective in the surgery of James Garfield in trying to heal his infections from the bullet wound. When technology is such a great factor in today 's society how we ca n’t live without it today and how Americans today will go beyond crazy if we didn 't have the resources that we have today. So it makes me realize how everyone struggled tremendously during the 1800s, specifically with
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