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Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President, Millard Candice


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Автор: Millard Candice
Название:  Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President   (Кэндис Миллард: Судьба республики. История о безумии, медицине и убийстве президента)
Издательство: Random House (USA)
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ISBN: 0767929713
ISBN-13(EAN): 9780767929714
Обложка/Формат: Paperback
Страницы: 432
Вес: 0.408 кг.
Дата издания: 12.06.2012
Язык: English
Размер: 201 x 130 x 23
Поставляется из: США
Описание:

A Booklist Notable Book of 2012

The extraordinary New York Times bestselling account of James Garfields rise from poverty to the American presidency, and the dramatic history of his assassination and legacy, from bestselling author of The River of Doubt, Candice Millard.

James Abram Garfield was one of the most extraordinary men ever elected president. Born into abject poverty, he rose to become a wunderkind scholar, a Civil War hero, a renowned congressman, and a reluctant presidential candidate who took on the nations corrupt political establishment. But four months after Garfields inauguration in 1881, he was shot in the back by a deranged office-seeker named Charles Guiteau. Garfield survived the attack, but become the object of bitter, behind-the-scenes struggles for power--over his administration, over the nations future, and, hauntingly, over his medical care. Meticulously researched, epic in scope, and pulsating with an intimate human focus and high-velocity narrative drive, The Destiny of the Republic brings alive a forgotten chapter of U.S. history.



Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill

Автор: Millard Candice
Название: Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill
ISBN: 0307948781 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780307948786
Издательство: Random House (USA)
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Описание: From the bestselling author of Destiny of the Republic, this thrilling biographical account of the life and legacy of Wintson Churchill is a nail-biter and top-notch character study rolled into one (The New York Times).

At the age of twenty-four, Winston Churchill was utterly convinced it was his destiny to become prime minister of England. He arrived in South Africa in 1899, valet and crates of vintage wine in tow, to cover the brutal colonial war the British were fighting with Boer rebels and jumpstart his political career. But just two weeks later, Churchill was taken prisoner. Remarkably, he pulled off a daring escape--traversing hundreds of miles of enemy territory, alone, with nothing but a crumpled wad of cash, four slabs of chocolate, and his wits to guide him.

Bestselling author Candice Millard spins an epic story of bravery, savagery, and chance encounters with a cast of historical characters--including Rudyard Kipling, Lord Kitchener, and Mohandas Gandhi--with whom Churchill would later share the world stage. But Hero of the Empire is more than an extraordinary adventure story, for the lessons Churchill took from the Boer War would profoundly affect twentieth century history.

Untitled on Churchill in South Africa

Автор: Millard Candice
Название: Untitled on Churchill in South Africa
ISBN: 0307987930 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780307987938
Издательство: Random House (USA)
Цена: 25640 T
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Описание: From "New York Times" bestselling author of "Destiny of the Republic" and "The River of Doubt," a thrilling narrative of Winston Churchill's extraordinary and little-known exploits during the Boer War
At age twenty-four, Winston Churchill was utterly convinced it was his destiny to become prime minister of England one day, despite the fact he had just lost his first election campaign for Parliament. He believed that to achieve his goal he must do something spectacular on the battlefield. Despite deliberately putting himself in extreme danger as a British Army officer in colonial wars in India and Sudan, and as a journalistcovering a Cuban uprising against the Spanish, glory and fame had eluded him.
Churchill arrived in South Africa in 1899, valet and crates of vintage wine in tow, there to cover the brutal colonial war the British were fighting with Boer rebels. But just two weeks after his arrival, the soldiers he was accompanying on an armored train were ambushed, and Churchill was taken prisoner. Remarkably, he pulled off a daring escape--but then had to traverse hundreds of miles of enemy territory, alone, with nothing but a crumpled wad of cash, four slabs of chocolate, and his wits to guide him.
The story of his escape is incredible enough, but then Churchill enlisted, returned to South Africa, fought in several battles, and ultimately liberated the men with whom he had been imprisoned.
Churchill would later remark that this period, "could I have seen my future, was to lay the foundations of my later life." Millard spins an epic story of bravery, savagery, and chance encounters with a cast of historical characters including Rudyard Kipling, Lord Kitchener, and Mohandas Gandhi with whom he would later share the world stage. But "Hero of the Empire" is more than an adventure story, for the lessons Churchill took from Boer War would profoundly affect 20th century history."

Once a Gentleman

Автор: Hern, Candice
Название: Once a Gentleman
ISBN: 0060565144 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780060565145
Издательство: HarperCollins USA
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Описание: When two friends are found in a compromising situation, their marriage of convenience turns into something neither was looking for...and something neither can live without.

Hero of the Empire: The Making of Winston Churchill

Автор: Millard, Candice
Название: Hero of the Empire: The Making of Winston Churchill
ISBN: 0141984198 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780141984193
Издательство: Random House - Penguin
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Описание: 'Thrilling, tremendously enjoyable' The New York Times'A nail-biting escape story' Financial TimesAt the age of twenty-four, Winston Churchill already believed he was destined for greatness. This is the incredible story of how one incredible year in Churchill's life - an adventure involving war in South Africa, imprisonment, endurance and escape - would be the making of one of the most extraordinary men in history. 'Few can match the originality and narrative power of Candice Millard's elegantly written and surprisingly revealing account of the young Churchill's exploits' Saul David, Daily Telegraph'A thrilling account ...

This book is an awesome nail-biter and top-notch character study rolled into one' Jennifer Senior, The New York Times, Books of the YearGripping ... thrilling ... Millard tells it with gusto ...

casts an interestingly oblique light on Churchill's personality, and on a traumatic war' Lucy Hughes-Hallett, Observer, Books of the Year'Completely engrossing' Andrew Roberts


Hero of the Empire

Автор: Millard Candice
Название: Hero of the Empire
ISBN: 0241280974 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780241280973
Издательство: Random House - Penguin
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The Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine & the Murder of a President

Автор: Millard Candice
Название: The Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine & the Murder of a President
ISBN: 0307939650 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780307939654
Издательство: Random House (USA)
Цена: 25640 T
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Описание: James A. Garfield was one of the most extraordinary men ever elected president. Born into abject poverty, he rose to become a wunderkind scholar, a Civil War hero, and a 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.
But the shot didn't kill Garfield. The drama of what hap-pened subsequently is a powerful story of a nation in tur-moil. The unhinged assassin's half-delivered strike shattered the fragile national mood of a country so recently fractured by civil war, and left the wounded president as the object of a bitter behind-the-scenes struggle for power--over his administration, over the nation's future, and, hauntingly, over his medical care. A team of physicians administered shockingly archaic treatments, to disastrous effect. As his con-dition worsened, Garfield received help: Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone, worked around the clock to invent a new device capable of finding the bullet.
Meticulously researched, epic in scope, and pulsating with an intimate human focus and high-velocity narrative drive, "The Destiny of the Republic" will stand alongside "The Devil in the White City" and "The Professor and the Madman" as a classic of narrative history.

"From the Hardcover edition."

Автор: Millard,Candice
Название: River Of Doubt
ISBN: 0349116016 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780349116013
Издательство: Little, Brown
Цена: 6980 T
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Описание: At the beginning of the twentieth century, the South American rainforest was for the most part uncharted territory. Few white men had ventured into its hostile, impenetrable depths. Even fewer had attempted to chart the River of Doubt, a churning, ink-black tributary of the Amazon that wends its way 1,000 miles through the Brazilian rainforest.

It was regarded as one of the most dangerous places on earth. And it was here, in 1914, that ex-President Theodore Roosevelt spearheaded one of the most extraordinary and, until now, largely unchronicled expeditions in modern history. Candice Millard's triumphant account reads like a thriller yet strikes at the heart and truth of a journey dogged by chaos, bad preparation and near-starvation.

In time, Roosevelt's achievement was recognised - the River of Doubt now bears his name. Yet it was a trip that encompassed all the grandeur, folly and vaunting ambition of the world's greatest true adventures.

River of doubt

Автор: Millard,Candice
Название: River of doubt
ISBN: 0316027146 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780316027144
Издательство: Little, Brown
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Описание: * Heroic attempt by US President Teddy Roosevelt to chart one of the largest and most dangerous tributaries of the Amazon - The River of Doubt.

Under the tamarind tree

Автор: Millard, Mary Weeks
Название: Under the tamarind tree
ISBN: 0956904327 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780956904324
Издательство: Gazelle Book Services
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Описание: Joshua and Timos lives are about to change forever. Their fathers are doctors and the boys have to leave their old lives behind to go and live with their families in rural Rwanda. The boys hate the thought of leaving their friends and almost everything they own behind, but soon make friends with Shema and a disabled lad and discover that God knows best. The exciting sequel to I Want to Be an Airline Pilot and Living in Hope.

Amanda Panda Quits Kindergarte

Автор: Ransom, Candice
Название: Amanda Panda Quits Kindergarte
ISBN: 0399554556 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780399554551
Издательство: Random House (USA)
Цена: 11530 T
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Описание: Kindergarten has never been funnier with the launch of this new, strong-willed character, in the style of Ladybug Girl, Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse, and Bread and Jam for Frances.

Amanda Panda has BIG ideas for her first day of school. But when things don't go according to plan, and when a pesky girl in a pink bow decides to be her best friend, she walks out on kindergarten and joins her brother in second grade. It takes an unlikely partner to fix Amanda's terrible day--and to teach her about friendship, tolerance, and how to cope with life's ups and downs.

Amanda Panda perfectly captures the spirit, motivations, and humor of a headstrong five-year-old girl--and will be sure to soothe back-to-school jitters.

"a sweet story about the power of kindness and getting past first impressions."--The Washington Post

"Empathy and kindness are just as important as ABCs and 123s, and Amanda gives readers a good lesson."--Kirkus

"Filled with droll humor that begs to be read aloud, this is an excellent back-to-school purchase and a great fit for storytime."--School Library Journal

"With strong dialogue and well-imagined details of wardrobe and play, Ransom writes an original story around the familiar situation: the beginning of school. . . . This wryly amusing picture book offers a fresh take on an old theme."--Booklist

"The lesson makes an impact without preaching, and kids are likely to want to revisit this one, especially as the first day of school approaches."--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"Bright, fresh illustrations fill the pages of this adorable book about disappointment, friendship, and kindness."--ReadBrightly.com

Deadly Intentions

Автор: Poarch Candice
Название: Deadly Intentions
ISBN: 0758238037 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780758238030
Издательство: Random House (USA)
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Loving Spoonful

Автор: Poarch Candice
Название: Loving Spoonful
ISBN: 0373861141 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780373861149
Издательство: Simon & Schuster
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