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Candice Millard on Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President

An assassination attempt on the American president, a world-famous inventor on a deadline and a hard-headed doctor named Doctor Bliss. You couldn't make this stuff up, and author Candice Millard found it too good not to write about.

Today on the program, Millard tells us about her fascination with American presidents (her first book, The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey, was a New York Times bestseller) and her new book, The Destiny of the Republic, an account of James A. Garfield's eventual demise.

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