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Who's Buried in Grant's Tomb? A Tour of Presidential Gravesites Paperback – February 1, 2000


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  • Paperback: 305 pages
  • Publisher: C-Span (February 1, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1881846075
  • ISBN-13: 978-1881846079
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.1 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,215,306 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Fascinatingly gruesome facts about our chief executives' final days can be found in this tastefully written travelogue, a tie-in to the cable net's recent, wildly popular (at least for C-SPAN) 'American Presidents' series. It's the perfect gift for that morbid political junkie in your family." -- Bruce Fretts, Entertainment Weekly

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The only guide and tour book to all forty-one presidential gravesites.


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It is strange that a book about death should bring history so alive.
Dennis Phillips
Who's buried in Grant's tomb is an interesting guide filled with small histories on each American president.
R. Aguilar
It's an excellent presentation, entertaining and informative all at once.
Andrew S. Rogers

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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By R. Aguilar on July 30, 2000
Format: Paperback
Who's buried in Grant's tomb is an interesting guide filled with small histories on each American president. The book contains accurate directions to help you find presidential gravesites, museums and libraries. Furthermore, the book contains addresses where you can write for additional information on each site and even includes website addresses when applicable. I have toured a few of these historical locations myself and have found the information in this book to be especially helpful in providing hours of operation as well as admission prices to some of these places. The book might appear a little morbid when you consider that it focuses on presidential burial sites but once you read it, you quickly find out that it provides a doorway for you to study the human side of these men. By visiting their homes graves and museums, you realize that they are not merely cold icons that you read about in history. They were very real with interesting lives and this book invites you to study their legacies.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 4, 2000
Format: Paperback
At first, reading this book may sound morbid and creepy (that's what people told me) but this book is a great history lesson and VERY interesting. Each president receives about 2 pages, so it's not too long or drawn out and is perfect if you are not into reading novels with long chapters. Each man receives equal billing, even the lesser known presidents and a full color picture of each gravesite is pictured as well. I am not even a true history buff but this book caught my eye and I really enjoyed it. I learned alot, too ~ like the fact that Abe Lincoln's public viewing lasted 20 DAYS as his body was moved from town to town via train until it got to its final resting place. I amaze my family and friends with all my new found knowledge!
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 12, 2000
Format: Paperback
When you take knowledgeable historians and focus them on such a finite topic, you're bound to come away with lots of fascinating tidbits and stories to keep your interest all the way through. That's exactly what you get here. I've been known to wander through cemetaries in search of famous people myself, so it's nice to know I'm not alone in my macabre interests. All the chapters are well-written, particularly the short epilogue to each as done by Richard Norton Smith. The concluding essay by Douglas Brinkley also hits home. I particularly thought it clever that, along with the photographs of each presidential gravesite (and future gravesites), the authors included photos from the graves of Jefferson Davis and David Rice Atcheson (reported to have been president of the U.S. for 1 day). It's great as either a travel guide or just as a historical reference.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Jon Hunt on June 6, 2000
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Before reading Brian Lamb's terrific book about Presidential gravesites, I counted the number of these sites that I had visited....11 to be exact. Now, after finishing the book, I want to visit the remaining ones. Mr. Lamb's ability to teach us about the lives (and in this case, the deaths) of these remarkable public servants goes well beyond C-Span. He has crafted a most enjoyable and educational book...one that should be in every home. This is a book that can be read at almost any pace...each chapter is short and well-laid out. He reminds us that every president has been important in some way because of the fact that they have all held the highest office in America... not just Washington, Lincoln and the Roosevelts, but Fillmore, Arthur and Taft as well. How important is must have been, for instance, for the children of the nation to donate their pennies to build the Harding Memorial in Marion, Ohio. The death of a president is a major event in our country's history and Mr. Lamb (along with chapter postscripts by Richard Norton Smith, who further humanizes our presidents) has succeeded in a winning form with his book. I found nothing maudlin or morose about "Who's Buried in Grant's Tomb"...only a colorful walk through America's past.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By JK on March 26, 2000
Format: Paperback
Owning other books on Presidential sites and history, I found Brian Lamb's book to be head and shoulders above the others. Not only is the quality of the writing superior, but the photos are beautiful also. The book is written in the straightforward and informative style one would expect from Mr. Lamb. I enjoyed this book so much I have bought other copies for gifts!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Teresa L. Peevey on April 6, 2000
Format: Paperback
It was amazing to see how the presidents came "alive" in my class of eighth graders when I shared with them how they had died. They especially liked hearing the "last words" and looking at the marvelous photographs of the presidents' tombstones. In fact, the book was so popular, I've had to order an additional copy.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Andrew S. Rogers VINE VOICE on July 4, 2004
Format: Paperback
Count me in among those who collect presidential gravesites. Though I've only been to eight so far (plus two, Nixon's and Reagan's, before they were, um, occupied), I'm looking forward to visiting others when I get the chance. When I do, this will be the ideal, even essential, guidebook.
I thoroughly agree with Douglas Brinkley's argument, in the Afterword to this book, that there's nothing morbid about hunting down presidential resting places. Rather, it's a way to connect with American history as well as contemplate the ends to which we all must come. I'm sure that for some, given our troubling tendency toward sanctifying the office and the men in it, it can mean more than that. But the estimable Brian Lamb doesn't fall into that trap. And for that, he should be commended.
Each president listed here receives a brief mention of his term in office, with more focus on the circumstances of his death and burial. Comprehensive directions to the site and several photographs round out each listing. It's an excellent presentation, entertaining and informative all at once. I highly recommend it even to those who haven't (yet) become an official "collector." It's an interesting and fun way to learn more about our country and the men who have led our government.
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