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Dead presidents : an American adventure into the strange deaths and surprising afterlives of our nation's leaders  Cover Image Book Book

Dead presidents : an American adventure into the strange deaths and surprising afterlives of our nation's leaders / Brady Carlson

Carlson, Brady, (author).

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  • ISBN: 9780393243932
  • ISBN: 0393243931
  • Physical Description: xii, 324 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition
  • Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2016]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-310) and index
Formatted Contents Note:
Monument man : on George Washington's transformation from mortal man to immortal icon -- Well-timed exits : on the postmortem fortunes (and misfortunes) of John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, William Henry Harrison, Ulysses S. Grant, and Andrew Johnson -- The first patient : on James Garfield, Herbert Hoover, Zachary Taylor, and the doctors who keep presidents alive (and occasionally make them worse) -- Farewell, Mr. President : on William Henry Harrison, Woodrow Wilson, Gerald Ford, and Richard Nixon, and how the presidential funeral was born -- Death trips : on the posthumous travels of James Polk, James Monroe, John Tyler, and Abraham Lincoln -- His good name : on William McKinley, Ronald Reagan, and Calvin Coolidge, and the large (and small) ways presidents are remembered -- Robots and sphinxes : on Lyndon Johnson, Rutherford B. Hayes, Franklin Roosevelt, Harry Truman, Richard Nixon, and Chester Arthur, and America's Presidential libraries -- Unintended legacies : on William Taft, Andrew Jackson, Thomas Jefferson, and how presidents' reputations change over time -- Eternal flame : on John F. Kennedy, the City of Dallas, and what ties them together every November 22 -- The rest of the set : on the many types of presidential obscurity and mediocrity, with Millard Fillmore, Franklin Pierce, Martin Van Buren, James Buchanan, and Warren Harding -- Family reunion : on the Adamses, the Harrison, and presidential descendants
Summary, etc.:
An entertaining exploration into the varied ways we remember and memorialize the American presidents. --Publisher
Subject: Presidents > United States > Death
Presidents > United States > Biography

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