Book cover of President Garfield: From Radical to Unifier by CW Goodyearby CW Goodyear

“An eloquent and moving biography of our twentieth President.” —James M. McPherson, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Battle Cry of Freedom

A meticulously researched reappraisal.” —Walter Isaacson, author of Steve Jobs

The first comprehensive biography in decades of the extraordinary, tragic life of America’s twentieth president—James Garfield.

In this magisterial biography, C.W. Goodyear charts the life and times of one of the most remarkable Americans ever to win the Presidency. Progressive firebrand and conservative compromiser; Union war hero and founder of the first Department of Education; Supreme Court attorney and abolitionist preacher; mathematician and canalman; crooked election-fixer and clean-government champion; Congressional chieftain and gentleman-farmer; the last president to be born in a log cabin; the second to be assassinated. James Abram Garfield was all these things and more.

Interview with the Author

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Ep. 121 C.W. Goodyear, “President Garfield”
7/4/23            64 min

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“A pathologically reasonable person in power” A Conversation about President Garfield with C.W. Goodyear
8/31/23           41 min

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The Life, Death, and Times of James A. Garfield with C. W. Goodyear
5/29/23          68 min

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From Radical to Unifier to Martyr: C.W. Goodyear on James Garfield, the Most Pathologically Reasonable of American Presidents
7/4/23          32 min

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#240 – The Life and Presidency of James Garfield: A Dialogue with C.W. Goodyear
7/3/23           69 min

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America’s Most Brilliant President (and it isn’t Thomas Jefferson) With Charles Goodyear
7/10/23          53 min

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