I wasn't sure I would end up liking this book but somehow through the beginning pages I couldn't seem to make myself look away. Candice Millard does a supurb job bringing to life the times, emotions and plights then branches off into such an impressive story that I found myself drawn in from beginning to end. I am impressed with just how much detail is invested in this book and how well Candice executes such vivid imagery and rawness to her readers. I'm impressed by the tale of Garfield's journey and the forces and circumstances surrounding him that affected his life in so many ways. Its the people that come and go so soon that leave such a big print in time without us realizing it.