Dead Presidents: An American Adventure Into the Strange Deaths and Surprising Afterlives of Our Nation's Leaders

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Product Details

Price
$15.95
Publisher
W. W. Norton & Company
Publish Date
Pages
336
Dimensions
5.5 X 8.1 X 1.0 inches | 0.57 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780393353679

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About the Author

Brady Carlson is a reporter and the on-air host of NPR's Weekend Edition for New Hampshire Public Radio. He lives in New Hampshire with his wife and children.

Reviews

[An] amusing survey of presidential death and remembrance.--Kate Tuttle
Brady is an exuberant guide to presidential wishes, myths, and monuments, both official and forgotten, and what dead presidents reveal about ourselves, our history, and how we imagine our past and the future.--Virginia Prescott
Thoroughly enjoyable.
Dead presidents haven't been this surprising, entertaining, and even funny since my eighth-grade classmates and I saw animatronic Lincoln whirr to life or, later, when I voted for failed San Francisco mayoral candidate Jello Biafra.--Jack Hitt
Lots of books explain how tough the presidents have it when they are alive--scandals, impeachments, gray hair--but here at last is a terrific investigation of the post-life presidency, a rollicking but always thoughtful exploration of the after-the-White-House whereabouts of the forever former chief executives. Brady Carlson is the perfect road-trip companion, smart and good-hearted, a combination that we can only hope for in presidents, alive or dead.--Robert Sullivan
A spirited debut...A brisk, lighthearted travelogue with an exuberant guide.