Book of the Month for September 2012 — Wilton Library
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Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President by Candice Millard

After only four months in office, James A. Garfield was shot in the back by a deranged office seeker.  The bullets didn’t kill Garfield.  This is an epic story of a nation in turmoil.   “Think you’re not interested in James Garfield, our 20th President? Millard’s action-packed account of his life and truly strange death should change your mind,” People Magazine.