Destiny of the Republic by Candice Millard is an amazing book about the convergence of three times in history. It covers President Garfield (who was an amazing person that I want to learn more about), the state of germ theory in medicine and its changing, and Alexander Graham Bell (another amazing person I want to learn more about). The story itself has stoic philosophy, underdogs, and calm in the time of crisis. There’s a lot to be learned beyond the factual story here.
As for the writing itself, Millard wrote a phenomenal book and it is a page turner. It reads more like a novel, in that it’s a quick read, than a dry, fact-based non-fiction book.I read it very quickly.
I can’t say enough great things about it and I recommend it to many people.
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