An Oral History of the Presidency of James Garfield, as Told by the Washington Post Staff

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AN ORAL HISTORY OF THE PRESIDENCY OF JAMES GARFIELD, AS TOLD BY THE WASHINGTON POST STAFF 

ELECTION

BOB WOODWARD: The first thing to know about President Garfield is that he wasn’t Garfield the cat. It seems obvious today, but at the time most voters didn’t know that. They just assumed they were voting for the Garfield they knew and loved.

CARL BERNSTEIN: …

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