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Really Good Book Discussion
Thursday, December 06, 2018, 07:00pm

(Really Good!) Book Discussion Group will meet on Thursday, December 6 at 7 p.m. to discuss The Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Medicine, Madness and the Murder of a President by Candice Millard.

James A. Garfield was one of the most extraordinary men ever elected president. Born into abject poverty, he rose to become a scholar, Civil War hero, and renowned and admired reformist congressman. Nominated for president against his will, he engaged in a fierce battle with the corrupt political establishment. But four months after his inauguration, a deranged office seeker tracked Garfield down and shot him in the back. The shot didn’t kill Garfield. A team of physicians administered shockingly archaic treatments, and this is what caused his demise.

Discussions take place at 7 p.m. in the Staff Room. Refreshments are served. New members are welcome. To reserve your copy of the book call 973-376-4930 x228 or send an email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..