You'll be amazed at this true story! Better than a pot of fiction books I've read. Only complaint is it does give a graphic description of Garfield's suffering almost too graphic.
Paul did a great job of narrating. Distinct voices for characters, fluid musicality, and clear diction.
The story was one I had not heard, of President Garfield, the man who shot him, or the men who tried to save him. I would recommend this to anyone, including people who don't like historical stories. It is not dense and very engaging.
Compelling, intriguing, well-researched
Learning about a topic about which I knew nothing
Too long for one sitting, but made me want to get back to it as soon as possible
Very well written. After finishing this, I bought two other books by this author on the basis of how much I enjoyed this one.
Part of American history that us often little stuidied, Millard sheds a steady light on for us with this interesting examination of James Garfield, Charles Guiteau, and Bell. The narration is stellar and the book is amzing.
A true rags to riches story of a self-determined, self-educated, young man raised by his widowed mother on the Ohio frontier. Ascended to presidency against his desires, as a freshman congressman, respected as a True Bastion of Liberty for All Men. Well rounded and a voracious reader, student of history, math and science, as any Presidential figure ought to be.
What to me was the most insightful, was how ignorant and arrogant people are. I think we as Americans imagine ourselves to be, and have always been a nation of people of leading in science, medicine, and thought. No nation or people can rival us. This book points out how ignorant we can be.
It was enlightening.