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

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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.

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Gorham Free Library 973.09 CARLSON (Text)
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52119300129439
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Honeoye Public Library 973 (Text)
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52120300300608
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Lyons Public Library 920 CAR (Text)
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52141300430609
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Marion Public Library 973.099 CAR (Text)
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52122100245926
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Mount Morris Library 973.09 Car (Text)
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52123300260749
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Naples Library 920 CAR (Text)
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52124300292005
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Red Jacket Community Library 973.09 CAR (Text)
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RJP0103134
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Victor Farmington Library 973.09 CAR (Text)
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52128300732258
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Wood Library Association - Canandaigua 973.09 CAR (Text)
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31846002665403
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