This book identifies, provides the location of, and briefly describes over 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. The 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 traveller'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.
After spending 42 years in the advertising and 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-a subject of his own personal interest and one for which he found a lack of solid information as he began his travels across the country. Clotworthy is the author of two books, Homes and Libraries of the Presidents and Presidential Sites: A Directory of Places associated with Presidents of the United States.