Lecture, Audio Recording     Series: Hatfield Lecture Series

Candice Millard

Candice Millard is a former writer and editor for National Geographic magazine. Her first book, The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey, was a New York Times best-seller and was named one of the best books of the year by The New York Times, Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, Christian Science Monitor, and Kansas City Star. The River of Doubt was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection and a Book Sense Pick, was a finalist for the Quill Awards, and won the William Rockhill Nelson Award. It has been printed in Portuguese, Mandarin, and Korean, as well as a British edition.

Event Type: Lecture, Audio Recording

Millard's second book, Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine & the Murder of a President, rose to number five on the New York Times best-seller list and has been named a best book of the year by The New York Times, Washington Post, Kirkus Reviews, the Kansas City Star, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble. Destiny of the Republic won the Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime, the PEN Center USA award for Research Nonfiction, the One Book-One Lincoln Award, the Ohioana Award, and the Kansas Notable Book Award.

Millard's work has also appeared in Time Magazine, Washington Post Book World, and The New York Times Book Review. She lives in Kansas City with her husband and three children.

Destiny of the Republic

About the Forum

Since 1998, the Oregon Historical Society has presented this annual lecture series, which brings together the nation's top historians and authors for thought-provoking evenings of history. Each spring, award-winning scholars come to Portland to share broad perspectives on the many facets of United States history.

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Special Thanks to the Following Contributors to this Exhibit

  • City of Portland Archives
  • North Portland Multimedia Center
  • The Oregonian Archives
  • Oregon Historical Society Davies Family Research Library
  • Oregon State University Archives
  • Portland State University Rutherford Collection
  • Thomas Robinson


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  • Jim & Diana Faville
  • Paul W. Leavens
  • Shannon & Richard Leonetti
  • Charles & Ruth Poindexter
  • John Russell & Mary Fellows
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  • William & Helen Jo Whitsell

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