Editor’s note: This is the twenty-fifth entry in the writer’s year-long project to read one book about each of the U.S. Presidents in the year prior to Election Day 2016. You can also follow Marcus’ progress at the @44in52 Twitter account and with this 44 in 52 Spreadsheet.

It probably sounds a little dark to say that I was excited about the assassination of a president — and that I hoped it would provide me with as much entertainment as the previous presidential shooting.

But given how much I enjoyed Candice Millard’s James Garfield book, I was really looking forward to Scott Miller’s The President and The Assassin, on the death of President William McKinley. I wasn’t disappointed. Read more…

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Why the story of an anarchist shooting the president is still relevant