A community-wide event to promote reading, spark discussion and unite us around one exceptional book.
This October, join us to read Destiny of the Republic, Candice Millard’s incredible book about James Garfield’s presidency and assassination. Meticulously researched, epic in scope and pulsating with an intimate human focus and high-velocity narrative drive. Destiny of the Republic brings alive a forgotten chapter of U.S. history.
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Candice Millard is a former writer and editor for National Geographic magazine. Her first book, The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey, was a New York Times bestseller and was named one of the best books of the year by the New York Times, Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, Christian Science Monitor, and Kansas City Star.
Millard's second book, Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine & the Murder of a President, rose to number five on The New York Times bestseller list and has been named a best book of the year by The New York Times, Washington Post, Kirkus Reviews, The Kansas City Star, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble.
Her third book, Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill was published in September 2016.
Millard's work has also appeared in Time Magazine, Washington Post Book World, and the New York Times Book Review. She lives in Kansas City with her husband and three children.
Candice Millard’s website: www.candicemillard.com
Dark Horse: The Surprise Election and Political Murder by Kenneth Ackerman
James A. Garfield by Ira Rutkow
Assassination Vacation by Sarah Vowell
River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt’s Darkest Journey by Candice Millard
Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill by Candice Millard
The President and the Assassin: McKinley, Terror, and Empire at the Dawn of the American Century by Scott Miller (Available through the Interlibrary Loan Service (ILL). Contact Tony Letrich at (847) 720-3235.
Previous Park Ridge Read titles:
2014 - After Visiting Friends by Michael Hainey
2011- Ordinary Heroes by Scott Turow
2009 - Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson
2007 - The Love Wife by Gish Jen
2005 - So Big by Edna Ferber
Park Ridge Reads is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Library.