Who really killed President Garfield? Sure, Charles Guiteau may have been the one to pull the trigger, but the doctors did more damage than the actual shooting did. Such a tragedy that the doctors believed they were saving lives when they were actually doing just the opposite.
A part of me thought the author ‘glorified’ James Garfield. Even the mention of his affair got only about a line or two of text and then it was quickly glossed over by how much he realized he loved his wife. I wonder if this was a ploy to make the reader more sympathetic toward the plight of Garfield on his deathbed? Not that it didn’t work because I bought it hook, line and sinker.
I really thought the author did a fantastic job keeping the book readable and gripping. I found the entire story fascinating and was surprised how Alexander Graham Bell was involved. And I couldn’t help but feel sympathy for Robert Lincoln.
All in all this was a wonderful (if not a bit biased) read. I would highly recommend it for anyone doing the presidential challenge.