Destiny of the Republic, by Candice Millard

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Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President By Candice Millard Cover Image
ISBN: 9780767929714
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Published: Vintage - 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!