Looking at the cross currents of historical and contemporary events
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
As Garfield laid dying . . .
If nothing else, Candace Millard deserves credit for exploring some relatively uncharted American History. Her newest book, Destiny of the Republic, examines the assassination of James Garfield, turning it into what appears to be an engaging historical potboiler, not much unlike her previous book on Roosevelt's Amazon journey. The title makes it sound as though she uncovered some far reaching consequences, but I guess we'll have to wait until September to find out.