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The president is dead! : the extraordinary stories of the presidential deaths, final days, burials, and beyond

Author: Louis L Picone
Publisher: New York, NY : Skyhorse Publishing, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Everything you could possibly want to know about how our presidents, from George Washington to Gerald Ford, met their ends, the circumstances of their deaths, the pomp of their funerals, and their public afterlives."--Book jacket flap.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Picone, Louis L., author.
President is dead!
New York, NY : Skyhorse Publishing, 2016
(DLC) 2016014139
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Louis L Picone
ISBN: 9781510703766 1510703764
OCLC Number: 945550003
Description: 404 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
Contents: Part I. Bloodletting and blistering --
George Washington: December 14, 1799 --
Thomas Jefferson: July 4, 1826 --
John Adams: July 4, 1826 --
James Monroe: July 4, 1831 --
James Madison: June 28, 1836 --
William Henry Harrison: April 4, 1841 --
Andrew Jackson: June 8, 1845 --
John Quincy Adams: February 23, 1848 --
James Knox Polk: June 15, 1849 --
Zachary Taylor: July 9, 1850 --
Part II. The deadliest decade --
John Tyler: January 18, 1862 --
Martin Van Buren: July 24, 1862 --
Abraham Lincoln: April 15, 1865 --
James Buchanan: June 1, 1868 --
Franklin Pierce: October 8, 1869 --
Part III. Through the end of the Victorian Era --
Millard Fillmore: March 8, 1874 --
Andrew Johnson: July 31, 1875 --
James Abram Garfield: September 19, 1881 --
Ulysses Simpson Grant: July 23, 1885 --
Chester Alan Arthur: November 18, 1886 --
Rutherford Birchard Hayes: January 17, 1893 --
Benjamin Harrison: March 13, 1901 --
Part IV. Evolution of the mega funeral --
William McKinley: September 14, 1901 --
Grover Cleveland: June 24, 1908 --
Theodore Roosevelt: January 6, 1919 --
Warren Gamaliel Harding: August 2, 1923 --
Woodrow Wilson: February 3, 1924 --
William Howard Taft: March 8, 1930 --
Calvin Coolidge: January 5, 1933 --
Franklin Delano Roosevelt: April 12, 1945 --
John Fitzgerald Kennedy: November 22, 1963 --
Part V. Pomp, circumstance, and predictability --
Herbert Clark Hoover: October 20, 1964 --
Dwight David Eisenhower: March 28, 1969 --
Harry S Truman: December 26, 1972 --
Lyndon Baines Johnson: January 22, 1973 --
Richard Milhous Nixon: April 22, 1994 --
Ronald Wilson Reagan: June 5, 2004 --
Gerald Rudolph Ford: December 26, 2006 --
Presidents still with us --
Part VI. Almost presidents --
John Hanson, first president under the Articles of Confederation: November 22, 1783 --
Sam Houston, twice president of the Republic of Texas: July 26, 1863 --
David Rice Atchison, president for a day: January 26, 1886 --
Jefferson Finis Davis, only president of the Confederate States of America: December 6, 1889.
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"Everything you could possibly want to know about how our presidents, from George Washington to Gerald Ford, met their ends, the circumstances of their deaths, the pomp of their funerals, and their public afterlives."--Book jacket flap.

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