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James Garfield: A Resource Guide

President James A. Garfield, half-length portrait, facing right
President James A. Garfield, half-length portrait, facing right.
1 photographic print
.
 [between 1870 and 1881, printed later].
Brady-Handy Collection (Library of Congress).
Prints & Photographs Division.
Reproduction Number:
LC-USZ62-13020

Selected Bibliography

Finding Books by and about James Garfield

The Library of Congress online catalog contains more than forty subject headings for books related to James Garfield. To find works on any of these topics, select Basic Search, and enter the words Garfield, James A. (James Abram), 1831-1881 into the search box; then choose the Subject Browse option. You will get the list of Garfield-related subject headings. Click on any heading to see a list of titles that have that subject heading and click on any of the titles to access the book's bibliographic record.

From among the hundreds of Garfield-related titles in the Library of Congress collections, the bibliography below highlights the most significant editions of works by Garfield and selected biographies and other works particularly useful to general and younger readers.

Selected Works by James Garfield

Brown, Harry James and Frederick D. Williams, eds. The Diary of James A. Garfield. 4 vols. East Lansing: Michigan State University, 1967-1981.
LC Call Number: E660 .G223 [Catalog Record]

Hinsdale, Burke A., ed. The Works of James Abram Garfield. 2 vols. 1882-83; rpt. Freeport, N.Y.: Books for Libraries Press, 1970.
LC Call Number: E660 .G217 [Catalog Record]
Note: Volume 1 and Volume 2 of this work have been made available online on the Internet Archive Web site.

Hinsdale, Mary L., ed. Garfield-Hinsdale Letters: Correspondence Between James Abram Garfield and Burke Aaron Hinsdale. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1949.
LC Call Number: E687 .G232 [Catalog Record]

Norris, James D. and Arthur H. Shaffer, eds. Politics and Patronage in the Gilded Age: The Correspondence of James A. Garfield and Charles E. Henry. Madison: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1970.
LC Call Number: E671 .G3 [Catalog Record]

Shaw, John, ed. Crete and James: Personal Letters of Lucretia and James Garfield. East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 1994.
LC Call Number: E687 .A4 1994 [Catalog Record]

Smith, Theodore Clarke, ed. The Life and Letters of James Abram Garfield. 2 vols. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1925.
LC Call Number: E687 .S66 [Catalog Record]

Williams, Frederick D., ed. The Wild Life of the Army: Civil War Letters of James A. Garfield. East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 1964.
LC Call Number: E470 .G2 [Catalog Record]

Selected Biographies and other Studies of Garfield

Ackerman, Kenneth D. Dark Horse: The Surprise Election and Political Murder of President James A. Garfield. New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers, 2003.
LC Call Number: E687 .A27 2003 [Catalog Record]

Bates, Richard O. The Gentleman from Ohio: An Introduction to Garfield. Durham, N.C.: Moore Pub. Co., 1973.
LC Call Number: E687 .B33 [Catalog Record]

Booraem, Hendrik. The Road to Respectability: James A. Garfield and His World, 1844-1852. Lewisburg, Pa.: Bucknell University Press, 1988.
LC Call Number: E687 .B72 1988 [Catalog Record]

Clark, James C. Murder of James A. Garfield: The President’s Last Days and the Trial and Execution of his Assassin. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, 1993.
LC Call Number: E687.9 .C58 1993 [Catalog Record]

Doenecke, Justus D. The Presidencies of James A. Garfield & Chester A. Arthur. Lawrence: Regents Press of Kansas, 1981.
LC Call Number: E686 .D63 [Catalog Record]

Leech, Margaret and Harry J. Brown. The Garfield Orbit. New York: Harper & Row, 1978.
LC Call Number: E687 .L43 1978 [Catalog Record]

Millard, Candice. The Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Medicine, Madness & the Murder of a President. New York: Doubleday, 2011.
LC Call Number: E687.9 .M55 2011 [Catalog Record]

Peskin, Allan. Garfield: A Biography. Kent, Ohio: Kent State University Press, 1978.
LC Call Number: E687 .P47 [Catalog Record]

Rutkow, Ira M. James A. Garfield. New York: Times Books, 2006.
LC Call Number: E687 .R88 2006 [Catalog Record]

Taylor, John M. Garfield of Ohio, the Available Man. New York: Norton, 1970.
LC Call Number: E687 .T22 1970 [Catalog Record]

Bibliographies

Rupp, Robert O., comp. James A. Garfield: A Bibliography. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1997.
LC Call Number: Z8324.18 .R87 1997 [Catalog Record]

Sayler, James, comp. Presidents of the United States--Their Written Measure: A Bibliography. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1996.
LC Call Number: Z1249.P7 S29 1996 [Catalog Record]

Younger Readers

Brunelli, Carol. James A. Garfield: Our Twentieth President. Mankato, Minn.: Child’s World, 2009.
LC Call Number: E687 .B878 2009 [Catalog Record]

Doak, Robin S. James A. Garfield. Minneapolis: Compass Point Books, 2003.
LC Call Number: E687 .D67 2003 [Catalog Record]

Feldman, Ruth Tenzer. James Garfield. Minneapolis: Lerner Publications, 2005.
LC Call Number: E687 .F45 2005 [Catalog Record]

Gunderson, Megan M. James A. Garfield. Edina, Minn.: ABDO Pub. Co., 2009.
LC Call Number: E687 .G86 2009 [Catalog Record]

Kent, Deborah. James A. Garfield: America’s 20th President. New York: Children’s Press, 2004.
LC Call Number: E687 .K46 2004 [Catalog Record]

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