Candice Millard

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For the Michigan politician, see Candice Miller.
Candice Millard
Born c. 1968 (age 48–49)
Occupation Author
Language English
Nationality American
Subject American history
Spouse Mark Uhlig

Candice Sue Millard (born c. 1968) is an American writer and journalist. She is a former writer and editor for National Geographic and the author of The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey, a history of the Roosevelt–Rondon Scientific Expedition, Theodore Roosevelt's exploration of the Amazon Rainforest in 1913 and 1914. The River of Doubt, published in 2005 by Doubleday, was a New York Times Best Seller. Millard's second book, Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President, is about the assassination of James A. Garfield. It was released in September 2011, and is also a New York Times Best Seller.

Personal life and education[edit]

Millard grew up in a small town in Ohio.[1]

Millard is a graduate of Baker University in Baldwin City, Kansas, and earned a master's degree in literature from Baylor University.[2]

She married Mark Uhlig in May 2001.[2] Millard lives in Leawood, Kansas, with her husband and three children. She has a corner office at her husband's publishing company in Overland Park, KS, where she works while the children are in school. [3]


In April 2012, Millard won the Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime Book for Destiny of the Republic.[4] Subsequently, Millard went on to receive the 34th Thorpe Menn Award for Literary Excellence for Destiny of the Republic from the American Association of University Women, Kansas City Branch, in October 2012.[5]



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