Dead Presidents

Dead Presidents

An American Adventure Into the Strange Deaths and Surprising Afterlives of Our Nation's Leaders

Book - 2016
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An entertaining exploration into the varied ways we remember and memorialize the American presidents. --Publisher.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : W.W. Norton & Company, [2016]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780393243932
0393243931
Branch Call Number: 920 CARLSON
Characteristics: xii, 324 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm

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Modernangelo
Oct 18, 2017

Carlson’s book is a fascinating look both at the history of presidential deaths and - perhaps more importantly - how they are remembered by We The People after they’re gone. Told in a casual, story-like time and fashion, it’s not a hard read, but you’re guaranteed to learn something and keep thinking about it long after you’re done reading it.

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Dannyboy2452
Feb 01, 2017

This book is lots of fun and manages to find an engaging angle on a topic that has been done to death;)

MmeLeChat May 22, 2016

I totally enjoyed reading this entertaining, informative book. The author's wry comments are "frosting on the cake."

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moviefan01
Apr 30, 2016

i'd recommend this title if you like books by Sarah Vowell or Tony Horwitz. Engaging and informative, but the author does seem to skip back and forth a bit between past and recent presidents.

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GummiGirl
Apr 01, 2016

Informative and--given the subject matter--fairly light-hearted. Very similar to Sarah Vowell's books, especially "Assassination Vacation."

BostonPL_LauraB Mar 02, 2016

This was a fun book that had some great tidbits about the deaths of former Presidents and how they have been remembered and such. Some parts were more interesting than others and therefore, this book wasn't quite the quick read I was hoping it would be. It also was organized pretty haphazardly, and the writing wasn't necessarily the best. But overall it was an interesting book and I think that if you are looking for something a little lighter to read, but still informational, this would be a good choice - just don't be afraid to skip over some of the less-interesting parts.

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