The White House in Mourning: Deaths and Funerals of Presidents in Office

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Eight U.S. presidencies have ended in death. This work covers the deaths and attendant mourning and funeral rituals for each of the presidents who died in office. For each president, there is a biographical overview, health history, and discussion of the final illness or murder. Each president's state funeral is covered in detail, including the aftermath, the response of the family, the nation, and the world. The work also includes an appendix of laws concerning assaults on the president and office regulations for funerals, and photographs from the Library of Congress, presidential libraries, historical societies and the author's own collection.

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Editorial Reviews

Polish American Journal
compelling, well documented history on the lives and deaths of our Presidents
"a must-read...features fascinating facts, vivid descriptions, and historic photographs"
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786447756
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
  • Publication date: 4/26/2010
  • Series: History/United States/Presidents
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 258
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Martin S. Nowak is a U.S. Army veteran who is retired from the federal civil service. He is a life-long enthusiast of the history of the U.S. Presidency, and this is his first book on the subject. He is a columnist for The Polish American Journal and lives in Western New York State.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Preface 1

Introduction 3

1 Keeping the President Safe 15

2 William Henry Harrison 29

3 Zachary Taylor 46

4 Abraham Lincoln 58

5 James Abram Garfield 95

6 William McKinley 122

7 Warren Gamaliel Harding 149

8 Franklin Delano Roosevelt 169

9 John Fitzgerald Kennedy 189

Appendix - Laws and Regulations 213

Notes 229

Bibliography 237

Index 243

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  • Posted May 18, 2010

    Couldn't put this one down!

    I was totally engrossed in this book. It's a must read for anyone who loves non-fiction and US presidential history. Nowak finely details the deaths and funerals of these sitting presidents which took me back in time.....I could easily visualize the the moment. We also get a sense for how the nation was feeling at the time. Most of us can relate to the Kennedy assasination, but this book gives us a detailed glimpse into the deaths of the other 7 while in office. Highly recommended!

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