Samantha Hartke's Reviews > Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President

Destiny of the Republic by Candice Millard
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Mar 05, 2012

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Not quite as gripping as Millard's River of Doubt. Perhaps because Garfield comes across as this model of all that is good and right vs. River's protagonist, that ultra-complicated meteorite other wise known as Theodore Roosevelt. But as a snapshot of a point in time when technology and science were on the cusp of great and life-changing innovation, it is an excellent study in regret and a waste of what could have been a great public life and an Administration for the ages.

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message 1: by Meghan (new)

Meghan Her appearance on the Diane Rehm show was interesting:

Stephanie Fosnight regester We had an interesting debate in our book club as to how truthfully Millard portrayed Garfield. He certainly does come across as a paragon! Reading this book made him my new favorite president - it's so interesting to wonder what would have happened had he lived.

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