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The Fatal Bullet by Rick Geary
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Apr 12, 2011

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Well done little book, but I would have liked much more detail. I already know bits and pieces of the story of Garfield's assassination, and there's some fascinating information that didn't make it into the book--I wish Geary had mined much deeper in his storytelling. I wanted to see more depiction of the political intrigue and personal motives surrounding Garfield, the strange religious background of Guiteau, Guiteau's often bizarre participation in his legal defense, etc. So, the book is good for what it is, but I wish it had been significantly more detailed.

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