I’m sure someone has asked you this before, however, out of all the presidents that you studied for your book who was the most fascinating president and why? – Christine

James A Garfield. He could have been great if the doctors hadn’t done him in! His tomb is a castle, a really unique place. And I wouldn’t wish his death on my worst enemy, even if I had a worst enemy.

All of this I learned, by the way, from Candice Millard’s wonderful book Destiny of the Republic.