Candice Millard discusses Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President

EVENT:  Candice Millard appears for her new book Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President.

AUTHOR:  Candice Millard is The New York Times Bestselling author of The River of Doubt.  She lives in Kansas City with her husband and children.

DATE & TIME:  Tuesday, October 4, 2011 at 7:00 PM

LOCATION:  Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary, 707 W 47th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64112

ADMISSION PACKAGE:  $28.95 plus Tax includes one Hardcover copy of Destiny of the Republic, and One Admission Ticket or Two Admission Tickets; it's your choice, for the same Price.  If you'd like to pick-up your Order at the door of this Event, choose In-Store Pick-Up as your shipping option and add in the Notes field that you'd like At-Event Pick-Up.  Your Order will be held under your name at Will Call.  The cut-off time for online ordering is 2:00 PM on the day of the Event.

EVENT FORMAT:  Candice Millard will discuss her New Book and answer audience questions.  A Booksigning follows the Program.  A Stamped Admission Ticket is required for the Booksigning.

BOOK:  Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President, $28.95 Hardcover, ISBN 9780385526265.  Book for sale September 25, 2011.  Order Admission Packages now!

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Event date: 
Tuesday, October 4, 2011 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary
707 W 47th Street
64112 Kansas City
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Includes One Autographed Hardcover copy of Destiny of the Republic and One Stamped Admission Ticket.

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Includes One Autographed Hardcover copy of Destiny of the Republic and One Stamped Admission Ticket and One Guest Admission Ticket.

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One Autographed Hardcover copy of Destiny of the Republic ony.James A. Garfield may have been the most extraordinary man ever elected president.  Born into abject poverty, he rose to become a wunderkind scholar, a Civil War hero, and a renowned and admired reformist congressman.  Nominated for president against his will, he engaged in a fierce battle with the corrupt political establishment.  But four months after his inauguration, a deranged office seeker tracked Garfield down and shot him in the back. But the shot didn’t kill Garfield.  The drama of what hap pened subsequently is a powerful story of a nation in tur moil.  The unhinged assassin’s half-delivered strike shattered the fragile national mood of a country so recently fractured by civil war, and left the wounded president as the object of a bitter behind-the-scenes struggle for power—over his administration, over the nation’s future, and, hauntingly, over his medical care.  A team of physicians administered shockingly archaic treatments, to disastrous effect.  As his con dition worsened, Garfield received help: Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone, worked around the clock to invent a new device capable of finding the bullet.  Meticulously researched, epic in scope, and pulsating with an intimate human focus and high-velocity narrative drive, The Destiny of the Republic will stand alongside The Devil in the White City and The Professor and the Madman as a classic of narrative history.

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