Who's Buried in Grant's Tomb?: A Tour of Presidential Gravesites

By Brian Lamb

In this newly up to date ebook, C-SPAN presents a accomplished advisor to the ultimate resting areas of our nation’s presidents. As a lot in regards to the presidents' lives because it is set their burial websites and the way to go to them, this publication belongs within the glove field of each traveller and the bedside desk of each American historical past fan. Contributions from presidential historian Richard Norton Smith and an afterword via historian Douglas Brinkley upload to this targeted examine the yankee presidency.

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C-span. org, in addition to biographical and historical information about every one president and hyperlinks to different websites. Like our tv sequence, this ebook used to be a collective attempt by means of a couple of humans at C-SPAN. Carol Hellwig, now a former member of our govt employees, was once the book’s fundamental researcher and author. With my journey and pictures as her base, Carol spent months combing files within the Library of Congress, examining presidential anthologies, and phoning cemeteries. Weeks of writing presidential dying scenes, Carol experiences, grew to become her right into a uniquely fascinating dinner desk conversationalist. Carol had the help of Anne Bentzel and Molly Murchie, and from interns Megan FitzPatrick and Henrik Acklen. Lea Anne lengthy had very important roles during this project—arranging shuttle to every cemetery and organizing approximately 100 rolls of movie documenting the gravesites, created in a time ahead of electronic cameras have been ubiquitous. Our govt assistant, Amy Spolrich, helped with photograph enhancing for this new version. Marty Dominguez was once the general coordinator of this ebook undertaking, whereas Ellen Vest was once liable for its glance. preliminary modifying was once performed by means of Karen Jarmon. old verification got here from sources—Richard Norton Smith, who made contributions to every bankruptcy and checked our evidence, and from longtime C-SPAN schooling advisor Dr. John Splaine. John contributed considerably to a few of the old initiatives fixed through our community. Susan Swain, our government vice chairman, provides her crucial paintings in this ebook to a protracted record of C-SPAN guides. thank you, too, to Peter Osnos, Susan Weinberg, and the remainder of the workers at PublicAffairs. Their curiosity during this venture permits this publication to make its method to many new readers. ultimately, a observe of because of the cable undefined, particularly our board of cable executives—this 12 months, headed by way of boost Newhouse Chairman Bob Miron—for their ongoing help of C-SPAN. greater than thirty years in the past, the cable tv agreed to fund C-SPAN as a public carrier. C-SPAN is a not-for-profit corporation, delivering commercial-free public affairs programming that incorporates day-by-day dwell assurance of the U. S. Congress, courses approximately nonfiction books, wide political assurance, and certain sequence like American Presidents. Our associates, either cable and satellite tv for pc, hold our 3 networks, C-SPAN, C-SPAN2, and C-SPAN3, as a provider to their buyers. Who’s Buried in Grant’s Tomb? is a lighter examine American background, but it has a significant reason. we are hoping our publication, choked with proof in regards to the ultimate years of our nation’s leader executives, will ship you on a trip of discovery that is helping you higher comprehend sure facets of our shared nationwide historical past. Brian Lamb Washington, D. C. December 2009 The boast of heraldry, the pomp of pow’r, And all that good looks, all that wealth e’er gave, Awaits alike th’inevitable hour: the trails of glory lead yet to the grave. —Thomas grey, Elegy Written in a rustic Churchyard, 1750 George Washington Buried: Mount Vernon property, Mount Vernon, Virginia First President - 1789-1797 Born: February 22, 1732, in Westmoreland County, Virginia Died: 10:20 p.

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