Destiny of the Republic, by Candice Millard

Reviewed by: 
Staff Pick Logo
Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President Cover Image
ISBN: 9780767929714
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Anchor Books - June 12th, 2012

A gripping account of the assassination of a president and how the state of medicine (and the refusal to believe in antiseptics and sterilization) helped finish a job that would not have otherwise proven lethal. Historical narrative at its best!