Presidential Sites identifies, provides the location of, and briefly describes more than 1000 places that are associated with the Presidents of the United States. The directory includes extant sites d
Presidential Sites identifies, provides the location of, and briefly describes more than 1000 places that are associated with the Presidents of the United States. The directory includes extant sites directly associated with the presidents, such as birthplaces, marriage sites, homes, battlefields, places of business, churches, libraries, and burial sites, as well as commemorative sites such as monuments, memorials, and public and private institutions. Entries are arranged by President, in chronological order according to a president's first association with a site. The location and significance of each site are described briefly. Basic chronological data are provided for each president. Appendices list colleges attended by the presidents and presidential sites by state and country. A bibliography lists the most useful books available on presidential sites. This book is the most complete, readily accessible, and convenient-to-use directory available on presidential sites. It will serve as both a reference volume and traveler's companion for those wanting rapid and easy access to a comprehensive listing of presidential sites. This book should be especially in demand and useful as interest in presidential history and sites grows.
View Biographical note
After spending 42 years in the advertising end of the television broadcasting industry, where he worked with such television icons as Groucho Marx, Johnny Carson, and Milton Berle, and spending twelve years as censor for "Saturday Night Live" –William Clotworthy retired and began to travel, to lecture, and to write. Now he turns his attention to identifying and describing sites commemorating American presidents. He is a recognized authority on presidential sites, authoring two other books on the American presidential heritage, Presidential Sites: A Directory of Places associated with Presidents of the United States, and Homes and Libraries of the Presidents (now in its third edition, revised), In the Footsteps of George Washington: A Guide to Sites Commemorating the First President, and his most recent title, Homes of the First Ladies: A Guide to Publicly Accessible Homes, Museums, and Related Sites. Mr. Clotworthy previously taught a class on George Washington at the College for Seniors at the University of North Carolina, Asheville, and has been named an "Ageless Hero of North Carolina" in recognition of his life-long pursuit of knowledge.