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Grant's Tomb: The Epic Death of Ulysses S. Grant and the Making of an American Pantheon

"Sometimes a tomb tells a story all its own. In his moving new book, Louis Picone reveals the fascinating and forgotten tale behind the creation of a memorial befitting Ulysses S. Grant. Like the tomb itself, this book embodies the courage and complexity of a celebrated Civil War hero, flawed former president, and one of history’s most memorable men.”—Candice Millard, New York Times bestselling author of The River of Doubt

"A fresh look at the United States figure who made President Abraham Lincoln’s resolve to maintain the union during the Civil War a reality . . . in an era when monuments are being re-evaluated for their significance, political divisiveness seems insurmountable, and individuals feel ineffectual, the story of this monument is in a way a fable for out times."—US1 Princeton Info

The President is Dead!

[The President Is Dead!] explains it all, and then some. . . . Historian Louis L. Picone chronicles the particulars of how each of our presidents met his maker, from Washington through Gerald Ford, the most recent to go.

The New York Post

With the confrontational presidential election now history, a New Jersey author says it’s important to preserve the history relating to the nation’s leaders. The author, Louis Picone, does so with his latest history book, The President Is Dead! The Extraordinary Stories of the Presidential Deaths, Final Days, Burials.

.The Roxbury Register

Where the Presidents Were Born

Louis Picone spent the last seven years visiting the birthplaces of every U.S. President. Now he has written a book about his passion. "Where the Presidents Were Born: The History and Preservation of the Presidential Birthplaces," describes in extensive detail everything anyone might want to know about presidential birthplaces.

The New York  Daily News

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