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

Doubleday, 2011. Hardcover; Ninth Printing. F/F. Item #125538

Fine in Fine jacket. ; ISBN: 9780385526265 0385526261; 8vo - 8" to 9" tall; Summary: A narrative account of the twentieth president's political career offers insight into his background as a scholar and Civil War hero, his battles against the corrupt establishment, and Alexander Graham Bell's failed attempt to save him from an assassin's bullet. Description: x, 339 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm. Contents: Prologue: Chose --Part 1: Promise. The scientific spirit ; Providence ; "A beam in darkness" ; God's minute man ; Bleak mountain --Part 2: War. Hand and soul ; Real Brutuses and Bolingbrokes ; Brains, flesh, and blood ; Casus belli ; The dark dreams of presidents ; "A desperate deed" --Part 3: Fear. "Thank God it is all over" ; "It's true" ; All evil consequences ; Blood-guilty --Part 4: Tortured for the republic. Neither death nor life ; One nation ; "Keep heart" ; On a mountaintop, alone ; Terror, hope, and despair ; After all ; All the angels of the universe --Epilogue: Forever and forever more.

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