THE BOOKS

 

As you can see, my areas of interest are the United States presidents - all of them!

Where the Presidents Were Born: The History & Preservation of the Presidential Birthplaces 

ISBN-0764340794

From George Washington to Barack Obama, this book provides the history of the birthplace of every American president, preservation efforts, visitor information, and personal observations. Almost every birthplace has been preserved in some way or another, from the grand monuments of Abraham Lincoln and James Buchanan, to replicas for George Washington and Theodore Roosevelt, or the simple roadside markers for Benjamin Harrison and Zachary Taylor. These places all have unique and often fascinating stories to tell. Discover their owners back to the first settlers and learn about the disasters, acts of vandalism, and other historically significant events that have occurred on these historic locations. Whether you're an armchair historian or have intentions to visit every Presidential Birthplace, this book will equip you with more information than even your tour guides will know!

The President Is Dead!: The Extraordinary Stories of the Presidential Deaths, Final Days, Burials, and Beyond

ISBN-1510703764

Packed with fun facts and presidential trivia, The President Is Dead! tells you everything you could possibly want to know about how our presidents, from George Washington to Gerald Ford (who was the most recent president to die), met their ends, the circumstances of their deaths, the pomp of their funerals, their public afterlife, and stories of attempted grave robbings, reinterments, and vandalism,conspiracy theories surrounding their deaths, and much more!The President Is Dead! is filled with never-before-told stories, including a suggestion by one prominent physician to resurrect George Washington from death by transfusing his body with lamb’s blood. You may have heard of a plot to rob Abraham Lincoln’s body from its grave site, but did you know that there was also attempts to steal Benjamin Harrison's and Andrew Jackson’s remains? The book also includes “Vital Death Information,” which prefaces each chapter, and a complete visitor’s guide to each grave site and death-related historical landmark. An “Almost Presidents” section includes chapters on John Hanson (first president under the Articles of Confederation), Sam Houston (former president of the Republic of Texas), David Rice Atchison (president for a day), and Jefferson Davis. Exhaustively researched, The President Is Dead!, is richly layered with colorful facts and entertaining stories about how the presidents have passed.

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