Where the Presidents Were Born: The History & Preservation of the Presidential Birthplaces

Louis L. Picone

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From George Washington to Barack Obama, this book provides the history of the birthplace of every American president, preservation efforts, visitor information, and personal observations. Almost every birthplace has been preserved in some way or another, from the grand monuments of Abraham Lincoln and James Buchanan, to replicas for George Washington and Theordore Roosevelt, or the simple roadside markers for Benjamin Harrison and Zachary Taylor. These places all have unique and often fascinating stories to tell. Discover their owners back to the first settlers. Learn about the disasters, vandalism, and other historically significant events that have occurred on these historic locations. Whether you're an armchair historian or have intentions to visit every Presidential birthplace, this book will equip you with more information than even your tour guides will know.

Size: 8 1/2" x 11" | 65 color images | Index | 192 pp
ISBN13: 9780764340796

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Louis L. Picone lives in New Jersey with his wife Francesca and sons Vincent and Leonardo. He has traveled to all fifty states to visit presidential historical sites. This is his first book.