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

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WPR All Things Considered host Brady Carlson will take us on a tour of presidential grave sites, monuments, and memorials to tell the death stories of our greatest national leaders. Mixing biography and travelog, he’ll question whether William Henry Harrison really died of a cold, why Zachary Taylor’s remains were exhumed 140 years after his death, and reveal that what killed James A. Garfield wasn’t an assassin’s bullet. Along the say, we’ll find out how the ways we memorialize our presidents reveal a good deal about the men themselves.

Episode Credits

  • Norman Gilliland Host

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