Destiny of the Republic

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Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President
Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President
AuthorCandice Millard
Published2011
PublisherDoubleday
Pages339
AwardsEdgar Award for Best Fact Crime (2012)
ISBN978-0-385-52626-5
WebsiteDestiny of the Republic

Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President is a 2011 book by Candice Millard covering the life and assassination of James A. Garfield, the 20th President of the United States.[1][2] Published by Doubleday (an imprint of Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, owned by Random House[3]) on 20 September 2011, it later went on to win the Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime in 2012.[4]

Critical reception[edit]

Millard's book received positive reviews upon publishing by organizations such as The New York Times,[5] The Washington Times,[6] and The Seattle Times.[7]

Del Quentin Wilber of The Washington Post said of the book, "Millard has crafted a fresh narrative that plumbs some of the most dramatic days in U.S. presidential history."[8]

Awards[edit]

The book went on to win the following awards:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Candice Millard | Destiny of the Republic". www.candicemillard.com. Retrieved 2 March 2017.
  2. ^ Bordewich, Fergus M. (27 September 2011). "Presidential Malpractice". Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved 2 March 2017.
  3. ^ Destiny of the Republic by Candice Millard | PenguinRandomHouse.com.
  4. ^ a b "Category List – Best Fact Crime | Edgars Database". theedgars.com. Retrieved 2 March 2017.
  5. ^ Maslin, Janet (11 September 2011). "'Destiny of the Republic,' on Garfield, by Candice Millard – Review". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2 March 2017.
  6. ^ Marx, Claude R. (30 September 2011). "Book Review: 'Destiny of the Republic'". The Washington Times. Retrieved 10 September 2019.
  7. ^ Ramsey, Bruce (21 November 2011). "'Destiny of the Republic': The death of James A. Garfield". The Seattle Times. Retrieved 20 July 2018.
  8. ^ Quentin Wilber, Del (30 September 2011). ""DESTINY OF THE REPUBLIC: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President," by Candice Millard". Washington Post. Retrieved 20 July 2018.
  9. ^ "Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction – Longlist 2012" (PDF). Booklist Online. Retrieved 20 July 2018.
  10. ^ a b "Candice Millard Wins 2017 BIO Award". Biographers International Organization. 10 February 2017. Retrieved 20 July 2018.

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