Murdering the President: Alexander Graham Bell and the Race to Save James Garfield (Hardback)
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Murdering the President: Alexander Graham Bell and the Race to Save James Garfield (Hardback)

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Hardback 248 Pages / Published: 01/09/2016
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Shortly after being elected president of the United States, James Garfield was shot by Charles Guiteau. But contrary to what is written in most history books, Garfield didn't linger and die. He survived. Alexander Graham Bell raced against time to invent the world's first metal detector to locate the bullet in Garfield's body so that doctors could safely operate. Despite Bell's efforts to save Garfield, however, and as never before fully revealed, the interventions of Garfield's friend and doctor, Dr. D. W. Bliss, brought about the demise of the nation's twentieth president. But why would a medical doctor engage in such monstrous behavior? Did politics, petty jealousy, or failed aspirations spark the fire inside Bliss that led him down the path of homicide? Rosen proves how depraved indifference to human life - second-degree murder - rather than ineptitude led to Garfield's drawn-out and painful death. Now, more than one hundred years later, historian and homicide investigator Fred Rosen reveals through newly accessed documents and Bell's own correspondence the long list of Bliss's criminal acts and malevolent motives that led to his murder of the president.

Publisher: Potomac Books Inc
ISBN: 9781612347684
Number of pages: 248
Weight: 458 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 27 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
A masterfully researched book that moves at a galloping narrative pace, "Murdering the President" succeeds as both a ground-breaking work of historical scholarship and a riveting page-turner. . . . Rosen has produced the definitive account of one of the most dramatic episodes in our nation's presidential history. Harold Schechter, author of "The Mad Sculptor: The Maniac, the Model, and the Murder That Shook the Nation"
--Harold Schechter (03/08/2016)"
"Murdering the President" succeeds as both a ground-breaking work of historical scholarship and a riveting page-turner. . . . Rosen has produced the definitive account of one of the most dramatic episodes in our nation's presidential history. Harold Schechter, author of "The Mad Sculptor: The Maniac, the Model, and the Murder That Shook the Nation"
--Harold Schechter (03/08/2016)"
"Murdering the President" succeeds both as a remarkably entertaining mystery and as an exemplary model of investigative reporting. Gerald Posner, author of "God s Bankers: A History of Money and Power at the Vatican"
--Gerald Posner (04/13/2016)"
Aground-breaking work of historical scholarship and a riveting page-turner. . . . Rosen has produced the definitive account of one of the most dramatic episodes in our nation's presidential history. Harold Schechter, author of "The Mad Sculptor: The Maniac, the Model, and the Murder That Shook the Nation"
--Harold Schechter (03/08/2016)"
Murdering the President succeeds both as a remarkably entertaining mystery and as an exemplary model of investigative reporting. Gerald Posner, author of God s Bankers: A History of Money and Power at the Vatican
--Gerald Posner (04/13/2016)"
Agroundbreaking work of historical scholarship and a riveting page-turner. . . . Rosen has produced the definitive account of one of the most dramatic episodes in our nation's presidential history. Harold Schechter, author of The Mad Sculptor: The Maniac, the Model, and the Murder That Shook the Nation
--Harold Schechter (03/08/2016)"
Tracing the fickle lines of fate that brought several men together in a chain-reaction tragedy, Fred Rosen flings back the curtains on an oft-forgotten American assassination drama. Using a style reminiscent of Devil in the White City, the author reminds us how much science and medicine have changed and how little men have. Jim DeFelice, New York Times best-selling author
--Jim DeFelice (03/31/2016)"
"[Murdering the President] is a unique history of a dramatic moment and presents sufficient evidence to convince readers that a great wrong has gone unpunished."--Anna Faktorovich, Pennsylvania Literary Journal--Anna Faktorovich "Pennsylvania Literary Journal "
"A groundbreaking work of historical scholarship and a riveting page-turner. . . . Rosen has produced the definitive account of one of the most dramatic episodes in our nation's presidential history."--Harold Schechter, author of The Mad Sculptor: The Maniac, the Model, and the Murder That Shook the Nation
--Harold Schechter (03/08/2016)
"Tracing the fickle lines of fate that brought several men together in a chain-reaction tragedy, Fred Rosen flings back the curtains on an oft-forgotten American assassination drama. Using a style reminiscent of Devil in the White City, the author reminds us how much science and medicine have changed--and how little men have."--Jim DeFelice, New York Times best-selling author
--Jim DeFelice (03/31/2016)
"Murdering the President succeeds both as a remarkably entertaining mystery and as an exemplary model of investigative reporting."--Gerald Posner, author of God's Bankers: A History of Money and Power at the Vatican
--Gerald Posner (04/13/2016)
-A groundbreaking work of historical scholarship and a riveting page-turner. . . . Rosen has produced the definitive account of one of the most dramatic episodes in our nation's presidential history.---Harold Schechter, author of The Mad Sculptor: The Maniac, the Model, and the Murder That Shook the Nation
--Harold Schechter (03/08/2016)
-[Murdering the President] is a unique history of a dramatic moment and presents sufficient evidence to convince readers that a great wrong has gone unpunished.---Anna Faktorovich, Pennsylvania Literary Journal--Anna Faktorovich -Pennsylvania Literary Journal -
-Tracing the fickle lines of fate that brought several men together in a chain-reaction tragedy, Fred Rosen flings back the curtains on an oft-forgotten American assassination drama. Using a style reminiscent of Devil in the White City, the author reminds us how much science and medicine have changed--and how little men have.---Jim DeFelice, New York Times best-selling author
--Jim DeFelice (03/31/2016)
-Murdering the President succeeds both as a remarkably entertaining mystery and as an exemplary model of investigative reporting.---Gerald Posner, author of God's Bankers: A History of Money and Power at the Vatican
--Gerald Posner (04/13/2016)

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