Talleah Bridges McMahon I've done that hundreds of times -- I've never seen a man hold that steady. Crowded books with multiple storylines can be difficult to follow, but Millard moves dexterously from scene to scene and character to character, never faltering as she shifts from Garfield’s sickbed, to Bell’s makeshift laboratory, to the Washington courtroom where Guiteau’s lawyers mounted a widely publicized and highly controversial insanity defense. Doctor Willard Bliss (James Eckhouse): I have been practicing for 36 years, including two years as chief of surgery at the Armory Hospital here during the war. Candice Millard, Author, Destiny of the Republic: Just before it was about to be taken, James whispered something to the photographer and he's able to slip in right next to Lucretia and she's sort of surprised that he would take such liberties but that was the kind of man he was. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Sir, they've done Mrs. Garfield a great injustice.

Lucretia Garfield (Kathryn Erbe): Doctor. Dusan Zavodny Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. Doctor Willard Bliss (James Eckhouse): I can't allow that sir. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library Helena Dragounova James Garfield (Shuler Hensley): I'll look into it. Ideas outlive all human things. Thank you. Dr. Kenneth D. Ackerman, Writer: Garfield had been a congressman for 16 years. Drawing on the principles he had used in the telephone, Bell and his assistant invented the world's first metal detector.

Roscoe Conkling (Sean Mahon): And you wouldn't be if it weren't for me. Nancy Tomes, Historian: The germ theory was in the air, but it was still a theory.

This was the period before the modern income tax, so the federal government was funded by tariffs, by import fees. Daily Transcription, Musicians The blue expanse seemed a region of enchantment." Ken Hahn, Sound Effects Editors But who were these men? Chester Arthur (Adam LeFevre): I am Vice President. Narrator: That morning, he had risen early, taken a stroll in Lafayette Park, eaten a hearty breakfast, then walked across town to the Baltimore and Potomac Railway Station. Žofín, Prague, Czech Republic, Special Thanks to —USA Today"A staggering tale. Andy Cahill. Dr. Shuler Hensley ... James Garfield Narrator: For three days and 33 ballots, the convention was deadlocked between the Grant and Blaine factions. Garfield chose to take a stand on the issue closest to his heart: the fate of ex-slaves in the South. Martin Suk Jiri Kudrej I resign. Tomas Dvorak Very good. Eleven years later, the two square off in the naval Battle of Actium to decide once and for all the destiny of Rome. But now he was dead, brought down by an assassin, and -- some believed -- his own doctors. And this was absolutely the case with Garfield himself. Ian Greitzer, clarinet Within an hour or so of the shooting, you saw newspaper extra editions starting to appear in the big cities. Easy. Doctor Willard Bliss (James Eckhouse): Now madam, may I advise you to go and get some rest. —The Oregonian“By keeping a tight hold on her narrative strands, Millard crafts a popular history rich with detail and emotion. We reached this place early this morning.

Heather Cox Richardson, Historian: There's probably only one man in America who thinks this whole thing has worked out quite well and that's Roscoe Conkling. Unfortunately, Charles Guiteau could not master the intricacies of these rules. Candice Millard, Author, Destiny of the Republic: It was a very lonely life that he led.

James Garfield (Shuler Hensley): It's a nice pasture.

James Eckhouse ... Dr. Artur Fryč, Transportation In what came to be known as front porch talks, he would stand on his wide veranda speaking to enormous gatherings.

This is a wonderful book, that I would highly recommend. When I had the chance, I ordered the book from Amazon, but, didn't read it until a year later. Chester Arthur (Adam LeFevre): Why? James Garfield had managed to find a room, but even he had to share with a total stranger. I'm Doctor Bliss. Chester Arthur (Adam LeFevre): We've lost Platt. Lucretia Garfield (Kathryn Erbe): Thank you so much for coming Silas.

She had the ability to draw out the best in him and to draw him out of his self-absorption, to be a better man. Stanislav Mitev . A Booklist Notable Book of 2012The extraordinary New York Times bestselling account of James Garfield's rise from poverty to the American presidency, and the dramatic history of his assassination and legacy, from bestselling author of The River of Doubt, Candice Millard. Even on the busiest days, the president found time to check in on his five children. Millions now worked in factories where 14-hour days, harrowing conditions, and starvation wages were common. Narrator: As the leader of the Stalwarts, Conkling had opposed Garfield's nomination at the convention. Kathryn Allamong Jacob, Historian: Back home in Ohio, Lucretia knew that her life would change and the life of her children and that his life would change, and she worried about that a great deal. But he wants certain assurances.

There was a problem loading your book clubs. Chautauqua Institution Archives, Oliver Archives Center . Pavel Celer Au contraire. Sure enough, the difference in the election was Roscoe Conkling's New York. Karel Šolc Narrator: In the wake of his surprise nomination, Garfield retreated to his farm in Mentor, Ohio, just twenty miles from the log cabin where he had been born. Zdenek Reznicek All whose ignorance of Garfield is as expansive as mine, i.e. It worked, except that Dr. Bliss would only let Bell try the machine on Garfield's right side where he wrongly but strongly believed the bullet was lodged.

Their marriage all but ended soon afterward, when James had an affair with a woman in New York. Lichoceves, Czech Republic That he found any success at all seems nothing less than remarkable. . Jiří Gubáni Mr. Vice President! . Lucretia Garfield (Kathryn Erbe): Will you excuse us please? Charles Guiteau (Will Janowitz): I'll see you at headquarters. The president had fired the opening shot soon after their White House meeting, when he appointed one of Conkling's bitterest enemies to head the Customs House. James Blaine (John Hutton): Hail the conquering hero! And he won't feel a thing. I thought possibly that it was a "dark" depressing story about how President Garfield suffered after the assassination attempt and it would be kind of grueling to get through. It's in each home, where Americans are quietly and calmly thinking about the future of this country. Amy Huck ... Fifth Avenue Woman Doctor, shall we go over the prognosis? They avidly followed reports of the tragedy's last chapter. Charles Guiteau (Will Janowitz): I think you're on the right track. Lucretia Garfield (Kathryn Erbe, audio): I hope the dangers are nearly passed. Alexander Graham Bell (Jay Deyonker): I don't think it's conclusive. But later she responds almost sympathetically. Senator Conkling! & Paul Fouquet, C.S.A. Robert Zelonka If he just cleaned the wound...but he's too obstinate. Our citizens will place at your disposal a suitable residence, and whatever may be necessary or convenient for you, while you will consent to tarry with us.

And so one sets down Destiny of the Republic entranced by Millard’s considerable narrative powers and, too, more than a little saddened by the death of a remarkable man who might well have helped to mend a grievously fractured nation. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Destiny of the Republic. Doctor Bliss, I'd like to introduce a family friend -- and the president's cousin -- Dr. Silas Boynton. But miraculously it hooks and he's able to pull himself up onto the boat. . Now that he was in control of his own party, the president might realize the dream he had proclaimed during the campaign, that "the equal sunlight of liberty should shine upon every man, black or white, in the Union." We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. Narrator: James Garfield had been in office just 200 days. Lukáš Trantina I can help you. Jail Photographer (Josef Gurunz): Hold that. Chester Arthur (Adam LeFevre): We're grateful for your help, Mr. Guiteau. Millard digs deeply into the turmoil that got James A. Garfield elected, the lunacy that got him shot and the medical malfeasance that turned a minor wound into a mortal one." Meanwhile, those factories were channeling unimaginable wealth to a growing aristocracy. He sits behind Garfield, and he disagrees with something the minister says, and he shouts out. And they all knew him as a moderate, open-minded, intelligent person. My heart is full of gratitude, so full that I have no words wherewith to express it.

He's blind with ambition. . Alexander Graham Bell (Jay Deyonker): Wait. What are you going to do with the New York Customs House? Dr. Kevin Sweet, Hair/Makeup Artist - Interviews Lucretia was moved to a room on the north side of the house, to get her further from the river air. Michael Curry, cello, Recorded at Music Consultant Studios, Boston, MA Narrator: As Garfield began his congressional career, the Goddess of Liberty was being installed on the Capitol Dome, and Union victory was in sight. This was actually one of my favourite parts of the book, the political transformation of Chester Arthur, from a Conkling puppet to a well-respected leader of the American people. James Garfield (Shuler Hensley): Lucretia -- tell her I'm all right. Ohio History Connection And he thought it a good sign when the wound began producing what he called "laudable" pus. Soraya Butler Be honest now.

Try to relax. The President I knew nothing about...until now! Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy scarcely require introductions. 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. James Garfield (Shuler Hensley): Silas, he has seen many more wounds than you have. They [Millard’s books] exhibit a keen eye for human frailties.” —The Washington Post "Fascinating.



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