Synopses & Reviews
Packed with fun facts and presidential trivia, The President Is Dead!
tells you everything you could want to know about how our presidents, from George Washington to Gerald Ford (who was the last 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, vandalism, and 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 lamband#8217;s blood. You may have heard of a plot to rob Abraham Lincolnand#8217;s body from its gravesite, but did you know that there was also attempts to steal Benjamin Harrison and Andrew Jacksonand#8217;s remains? The book also includes and#147;Vital Death Informationand#8221; prefacing each chapter: a complete visitorand#8217;s guide to each grave site and death-related historical landmark. An and#147;Almost Presidentsand#8221; 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.
About the Author
Louis L. Picone is the author of Where the Presidents Were Born: The History and Preservation of the Presidential Birthplaces. An Information Technology professional, he is a member of the Roxbury Historic Trust, Authors Guild, and Mensa International. He has traveled to all fifty of the United States to visit presidential historic sites. He resides in Roxbury, New Jersey.