Dead Presidents: An American Adventure into the Strange Deat by CARLSON, BRADY
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Product Type : BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Vendor : NOR
SKU : 9780393243932
CONDITION : Brand New Book
Pages: 336 pages
Release Date: 2016-02-01
To public radio host and reporter Brady Carlson, the weighty responsibilities of being president never end. As Carlson sees it, the dead presidents (and the ways we remember them) tell us a great deal about ourselves, our history, and how we imagine our past and future. For American presidents, there is life after death--it's just a little weird.In Dead Presidents, Carlson takes readers on an epic trip to presidential gravesites, monuments, and memorials from sea to shining sea. With an engaging mix of history and contemporary reporting, Carlson recounts the surprising origin stories of the Washington Monument, Mount Rushmore, Grant's Tomb, and JFK's Eternal Flame. He explores whether William Henry Harrison really died of a cold, how the assassin's bullet may not have been what killed James A. Garfield, and why Zachary Taylor's remains were exhumed 140 years after he died. And he explains the strange afterlives of the presidents, including why Hooverball is still played in Iowa, why Millard Fillmore's final
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