Book Discussion on Destiny of the Republic

In her book Candice Millard recounts the assassination of President James Garfield. The author reports that four months after taking… read more

In her book Candice Millard recounts the assassination of President James Garfield. The author reports that four months after taking office President Garfield was fired upon twice by Charles Guiteau on July 2, 1881. The 20th president was not killed by the initial attack but severely wounded. Ms. Millard examines the rudimentary medical care that President Garfield received, which included Alexander Graham Bell’s attempts to find the bullets lodged in Garfield’s body with an induction-balance electrical device. The author also recounts the political maneuverings for control of the government following the assassination and the trial of Charles Guiteau, who claimed an insanity defense. President James Garfield died from infection and an internal hemorrhage from his wounds on September 19, 1881. Candice Millard showed some slides during her presentation and then responded to questions from members of the audience at the James A. Garfield National Historic Site in Mentor, Ohio. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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  • Todd Arrington Chief James A. Garfield National Historic Site->Interpretation and Education
  • Candice Millard Writer (Former) National Geographic

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Book Discussion on Destiny of the Republic

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Location:
Mentor, Ohio, United States
First Aired:
Oct 8, 2011
Last Aired:
Jan 5, 2012

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  • Oct 08, 2011 | 1:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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  • Jan 04, 2012 | 10:48pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 05, 2012 | 3:58am EST | C-SPAN 2
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