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How President Garfield Shaped America’s Destiny with Candice Millard | BRI Scholar Talks

How did President James Garfield assassination change America’s destiny? In this episode of Scholar Talks, Candice Millard, four time New York Times best selling author, joins BRI Senior Fellow Tony Williams to discuss her book, Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine, & the Murder of a President. This episode covers the possibilities for progress and politics in of the Gilded Age, the dramatic rise of James Garfield to the presidency, and the enigmatic story of his colorful assassin, Charles Guiteau.