Candice Millard's apearance is cancelled.
Candice Millard’s portrait of James A. Garfield, Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President (Anchor, $16.00) reveals one of the most extraordinary men ever elected to the office. Born into abject poverty, Garfield became a scholar, a Civil War hero, and an admired reformist congressman who was a passionate advocate of freed slaves. Gunned down only four months after taking office, his assassination plunged the country into turmoil. “. . . A fresh narrative that plumbs some of the most dramatic days in U.S. presidential history”—The Washington Post. Millard is The New York Times-bestselling author of The River of Doubt.