Killing President Garfield - How a Schizophrenic Changed American History by Bill Schroeder
Approx. 233,300 words.
Published on December 5, 2011 by
To schizophrenic Charles Guiteau his Divine Inspiration to “remove” President Garfield was real to him even as he dangled from a rope. Garfield’s agony is chronicled elsewhere. This focus is on the delusional world of his shooter. Some actions are fictionalized to dramatize the actual story. It took Guiteau five tries to shoot Garfield and there were at least seven attempts on his life.