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“Crisp, concise and revealing history…. A fresh narrative that plumbs some of the most dramatic days in U.S. presidential history.” —The Washington Post
James Abram Garfield was one of the most extraordinary men ever elected president. Born into abject poverty, he rose to become a wunderkind scholar, a Civil War hero, a renowned congressman, and a reluctant presidential candidate who took on the nation’s corrupt political establishment.
But four months after Garfield’s inauguration in 1881, he was shot in the back by a deranged office-seeker named Charles Guiteau. Garfield survived the attack, but become the object of bitter, behind-the-scenes struggles for power—over his administration, over the nation’s future, and, hauntingly, over his medical care.
Meticulously researched, epic in scope, and pulsating with an intimate human focus and high-velocity narrative drive, The Destiny of the Republic brings alive a forgotten chapter of U.S. history. – from Amazon.com
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This is a hybrid discussion held at the Chester County History Center. A Zoom link will be provided several days in advance to attendees who wish to participate virtually.
Donations in any amount are appreciated. All proceeds support CCHC’s programs and collections (museum, library, photo archives).