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

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

Label
Dead presidents : an American adventure into the strange deaths and surprising afterlives of our nation's leaders
Title
Dead presidents
Title remainder
an American adventure into the strange deaths and surprising afterlives of our nation's leaders
Statement of responsibility
Brady Carlson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In Dead Presidents, NPR host Brady Carlson takes readers to presidential gravesites, monuments, and memorials to tell the death stories of our greatest leaders. Mixing biography and travelogue, Carlson explores whether William Henry Harrison really died of a cold, why Zachary Taylor’s remains were exhumed 140 years after his death, and how what killed James A. Garfield wasn’t an assassin’s bullet. He tells the surprising stories of the Washington Monument, Mount Rushmore, and Grant’s Tomb. And he explains why “Hooverball” is still played in Iowa, why Millard Fillmore’s final resting place is beside that of funk legend Rick James, and why Ohio and Alaska continue to battle over the name of Mt. McKinley. With an eye for neglected places and offbeat people reminiscent of Tony Horwitz and Sarah Vowell, Carlson shows that the ways we memorialize our presidents reveal as much about us as about the men themselves
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Carlson, Brady
Dewey number
  • 973.09/9
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • photographs
Index
index present
LC call number
E176.1
LC item number
.C23 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Presidents
  • Presidents
Label
Dead presidents : an American adventure into the strange deaths and surprising afterlives of our nation's leaders, Brady Carlson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Monument man -- Well-timed exits -- The first patient -- Farewell, Mr. President -- Death trips -- His good name -- Robots and sphinxes -- Unintended legacies -- Eternal flame -- The rest of the set -- Family reunion
Control code
sky277746348
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 324 p.
Isbn
9780393243932
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015032329
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
ak 01/16
Other physical details
ills., photographs
Label
Dead presidents : an American adventure into the strange deaths and surprising afterlives of our nation's leaders, Brady Carlson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Monument man -- Well-timed exits -- The first patient -- Farewell, Mr. President -- Death trips -- His good name -- Robots and sphinxes -- Unintended legacies -- Eternal flame -- The rest of the set -- Family reunion
Control code
sky277746348
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 324 p.
Isbn
9780393243932
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015032329
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
ak 01/16
Other physical details
ills., photographs

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