James Garfield: The Assassination and Life and Death of James A. Garfield, 20th President of the United States

James Garfield: The Assassination and Life and Death of James A. Garfield, 20th President of the United States

by Quinn A. Hall

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James Garfield: The Assassination and Life and Death of James A. Garfield, 20th President of the United States by Quinn A. Hall

As President Garfield entered the waiting room of the station Guiteau stepped forward and pulled the trigger from behind at point-blank range.

"My God, what is that?" Garfield cried out, flinging up his arms.

Guiteau fired again and Garfield collapsed. One bullet grazed Garfield's shoulder; the other lodged in his spine in the first lumbar vertebra but missing the spinal cord.

Guiteau put his pistol back in his pocket and turned to leave the station for the cab he still had waiting outside, but he was apprehended before he could leave by policeman Patrick Kearney, who was so excited at having arrested the man who shot the president that he neglected to take Guiteau's gun from him until after their arrival at the police station.

The rapidly gathering crowd screamed "Lynch him!" but Kearney took Guiteau to the police station a few blocks away.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940012845078
Publisher: Quinn A. Hall
Publication date: 07/09/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 156 KB

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