An Assassin in Utopia w/ Susan Wels
An Assassin in Utopia tells the true, interlocking stories of the Oneida Community—a free-love community in upstate New York—and its radical founder, an eccentric newspaper publisher, President James Garfield, and a one-time member of the Oneida Community—Charles Julius Guiteau—who assassinated him.
Set against a vivid backdrop of ambition, hucksterism, epidemics, and spectacle, the book’s interwoven stories fuse together in the climactic murder of President Garfield—at the same time as the Oneida Community collapsed. Colorful and compelling, An Assassin in Utopia is an odyssey through America’s nineteenth-century cultural and political landscape.
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