I am glad I listened to it, but it is almost a youth style book in that Garfield and Bell are too good to be true.
A more realistic portrait of Garfield. He was too good to be true.
A good voice. Very easy to listen to.
Garfield's countenance in face of all that pain.
Some interesting facts. I debated hard on whether to give it 3 or 4 stars, but since I was glad to listen to it, I gave it 4.
I never appreciated Garfield until I heard his story. Great job by Candice Millard in putting this together for us.
This was a part of history I knew absolutely nothing about. The story is riveting, and the different parts are woven together so well--information about Garfield, his assassin, Alexander Graham Bell, and the medical profession. I loved the narrator. If you are even slightly interested in history, listen to this book!
This book was referred to me by a friend. I'm normally not into biography type books but listening to it on Audiable was the perfect option for me. I was hooked from line one! This book was beautifully written and eye opening. I loved how it intertwined three people's stories into one. After reading this made me truly thankful to all the advances we've had in modern medicine. I would recommend this book to everyone and wish this was the kind of book they made you read in school!
Absolutely! And would recommend this book and tape to anyone who loves history.
Beautiful writing and a compelling narrative. Science, madness and a Presidency collide. Kudos to Candice Millard. I am going to read her first book as well - as this one, her second, was absolutely riveting. Also, the narrator, Paul Michael is TERRIFIC.
How did I not know this history? Intriguing convergence of lives to tell of the life and character of one of the nation's most remarkable presidents. Right up there with Lincoln. Who knew? I do now.
old fashioned jeans please
The book was filled with interesting history and integrated the peripheral stories very well. The reading was clear.