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Topic - Candice Millard
Writing about interesting, though not major, historical figures can be a challenge for even the most talented of authors. For example, it takes a gifted writer to prompt a reader to spend a lot of time with a book in which James Garfield is the main character. Candice Millard has done that.
In addition, Ms. Millard argues, they made matters wore by using unsanitary equipment and ignoring the then-new discoveries about antiseptic surgery by British physician Joseph Lister.