Candice Millard’s new presidential thriller is racking up raves & readers. Destiny of the Republic will debut at #7 on the New York Times Non-Fiction Bestseller List and has already appeared on the Indie Best Seller list. This weekend, it garnered fresh flattery from The New York Times Book Review. Go out and grab some Garfield action before you find yourself left out of a cocktail party chat about what a rascal Roscoe Conkling was!
“Millard is outstanding on this still darker story…. [She] has written us a penetrating human tragedy.” – Kevin Baker, The New York Times Book Review
“[A] spirited tale that intertwines murder, politics and medical mystery…. Along the way, we encounter any number of splendidly drawn portraits – Fergus M. Bordewich, The Wall Street Journal
“Ms. Millard shows the Garfield legacy to be much more important than most of her readers knew it to be.” – Janet Maslin, The New York Times
“Millard builds a popular history that is both substantive and satisfying. Filled with memorable characters, hairpin twists of fate and consequences that bring a young nation to the breaking point, “Destiny of the Republic” brings back to roaring life a tragic but irresistible historical period.” – Erik Spanberg, The Christian Science Monitor
“Millard’s highly readable account offers much more than parallel biographies, however. She vividly captures an era of savage political infighting, lax security for public figures and appalling medical ignorance.” – Alan Cate, cleveland.com