Dead Presidents

Historical facts, thoughts, ramblings and collections on the Presidency and about the Presidents of the United States.

By Anthony Bergen
E-Mail: bergen.anthony@gmail.com
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Asker Anonymous Asks:
I'm a big fan of the quotes you post from presidents about their colleagues and is there a good resource for finding more?
deadpresidents deadpresidents Said:

Ummm…yeah…there’s a REALLY good resource that I can’t recommend enough — my book, Tributes and Trash Talk: What Our Presidents Said About Each Other, which is available for both the Kindle and the Nook and is a straight-up bargain at just $4.95.  Thanks for giving me a perfectly good reason to plug it.  Now, go buy a copy for you, your family, your friends, and at least a dozen complete strangers, please.

If nothing else, get a copy because of the awesome cover art designed by the lovely and talented Betsy:

Asker Anonymous Asks:
Is your book on the Android Market?
deadpresidents deadpresidents Said:

No, is that a thing?  I can’t keep up with you crazy kids and your technology.

I’ll look into the Android platform, but since I haven’t plugged it in a while, my book, Tributes and Trash Talk: What Our Presidents Said About Each Other, featuring over 350 pages of remarkable, candid quotes from our Presidents about the other members of their exclusive fraternity is still available for just $6.99!  From George Washington to Barack Obama (and even including Confederate President Jefferson Davis), Tributes and Trash Talk is packed with comments that are insightful, poignant, funny, bitter, shocking, and often downright mean-spirited.

You can get Tributes and Trash Talk instantly via Amazon for your Kindle, iPad, or iPhone.  If you don’t have a Kindle, that’s no problem!  You can download the Kindle app for your iPad or iPhone right now for absolutely free and THEN buy my book.

For those of you with a NOOK device, we’ve got you covered, too.  Get your copy of Tributes and Trash Talk in a matter of seconds via Barnes & Noble.  

Buy your copy of Tributes and Trash Talk today and, as an added bonus, I’ll be your friend at no extra charge.  

A sweet book and friendship for just $6.99?  What in the blue hell are you waiting for?!

I would like to take a moment to confirm that the rumors are true: Yes, today, January 20th, is my birthday (or, as the cool kids like to call it, my “birfday”).  I appreciate all of the nice birthday messages that I’ve already received through Tumblr, Facebook, and/or e-mail.  I’d also like to compliment President Obama for cleverly (and graciously) deciding to be officially sworn in for his second term today at noon in a low-key event and postponing the ceremonial Inauguration Day activities until tomorrow so that he would not be overshadowed by my very special day.

Now, I’m sure that many of you are looking at your computer or your phone right now and thinking, “Goddamn, I really love Anthony Bergen.  How could I possibly pay back my all-time favorite Presidential historian with a birthday gift that would show my appreciation for everything that he’s ever done for me?”  Don’t worry — many people feel the same exact way today, so you are not alone.

However, I am more than happy to share my stories with all of you and your support is the best possible gift that I could ever receive.  So, instead, I want you to do something for yourself today.  Instead of the $50-to-$500 that you intended to spend on me (and with good reason), I want you to spend $6.99 on yourself — the very best $6.99 you’ll ever spend.  For my birthday, I want you to buy YOURSELF a copy of my recently-released book, Tributes and Trash Talk: What Our Presidents Said About Each Other, a candid look at how each of our Presidents was thought of by their peers in the world’s most exclusive fraternity.  Over 350 pages of brilliant, poignant, funny, mean-spirited, contradictory, and petty quotes by American Presidents about every President from George Washington to Barack Obama, including Confederate President Jefferson Davis.  For just $6.99, not only can you get a copy of my book instantly, but it’s a perfect opportunity to treat yourself on my birthday.

You can get Tributes and Trash Talk immediately and start reading it this morning.  If you have a Kindle, iPad, or iPhone, my book is available right now via Amazon.  Those of you who don’t have an actual Kindle device can download Amazon’s Kindle app for your iPad or iPhone for FREE and then read my book.  For those who have a NOOK, Tributes and Trash Talk is available just as instantly and at the same low price of $6.99 via Barnes & Noble.

I’d have the most wonderful birthday if my wonderful readers (that would be you) bought themselves a copy of Tributes and Trash Talk today!  I’d love to see 20 books sold today.  Get yourself a copy of the book, for your sake and for mine.  You won’t be disappointed!

For now, I will settle for #4 on Amazon’s Hot New Releases list for books about Presidents & Heads of State, but my next book better get to #1!

Then again, you can help try to push me to #1 with this new book of mine, Tributes and Trash Talk: What Our Presidents Said About Each Other.  My fans in the United States, United Kingdom, and India have definitely stepped up this week and purchased some copies of my book, but I haven’t gotten any love from Canada!  What’s up with that?  Same with the Spanish, German, Italian, Japanese, and Portuguese editions.  I thought I was a worldwide phenomenon, but I must have been mistaken.

It’s okay, though.  The world can still make it up to me.  You can get Tributes and Trash Talk instantly for just $6.99 from Amazon for your Kindle, iPhone, or iPad.

Did you get a NOOK instead?  No worries — head over to Barnes & Noble and get my book at the same low price, a bargain for over 350 pages of remarkable, candid quotes by American Presidents about their fellow chief executives.

Maybe you’re old-fashioned like me and don’t have a Kindle or a NOOK device, but you still REALLY want to read Tributes and Trash Talk.  All you have to do is go download the Kindle app from Amazon — it’s absolutely, 100% FREE to do so — and then you can buy my book and read it via the Kindle app on your smart phone, your tablet, your laptop, or your desktop.

Don’t miss out!  After all, I am Chester A. Arthur’s all-time favorite author*!
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*I totally made that up just now.  There is no actual evidence that I am President Arthur’s favorite author.  Then again, there is no evidence that says that I’m not, so you might want to consider that, too…

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For almost five years, I have found a home here on Tumblr for a passion that I have always had — writing about history, particularly the history of our country’s Presidents and Presidency. Dead Presidents began as a place for me to post essays that I never though others would read, and grew into a site that thousands of history-lovers just like me read every day.  I’ve been able to share the stories that I love, interact with others who share my interests, and answer thousands of questions in a way that I hope my readers find entertaining, informative, fun, and, even educational.

That is why I have been so excited this week to present my first book, Tributes and Trash Talk: What Our Presidents Said About Each Other.  I have been working on several projects and Tributes and Trash Talk is the first to be ready for release, and I’ve been so proud to put it on sale this week.  I don’t expect the book to make me rich — if I did, I wouldn’t sell over 350 pages for just $6.99.  What it is, I hope, is the beginning of a new phase where I enhance Dead Presidents with several upcoming book projects.  In order to do this in a way to make each new book bigger than the last, I ask for your support, and I thank those of you who have already given it.

If you haven’t had an opportunity to pick it up yet, you can get Tributes and Trash Talk, a fun collection of remarkable quotes by our Presidents about the other members of their exclusive fraternity, right now for just $6.99If you have a Kindle, iPhone, or iPad, you can get the book, which features every President from George Washington to Barack Obama, instantly from Amazon.  For those of you with the NOOK device, you download my book right now from Barnes & Noble.  And you don’t need a Kindle or NOOK to read Tributes and Trash Talk.  You can download the Kindle app from Amazon for FREE and use it to read my book on your smart phone, your tablet, your laptop, or your desktop.  I’m old-fashioned and not a big fan of e-books, either, butTributes and Trash Talk looks great on all platforms and it’s a bargain for what it contains!

Thank you all for your continued support of Dead Presidents and I look forward to sharing more of my projects with you in the coming months!

When the incredibly talented Betsy Dye designed the cover of my book with those awesome Presidential silhouettes, she also made one of me and, I don’t know about you, but I think I would fit into the roster of Presidents pretty well, no?  In 2016, I will finally be Constitutionally eligible and there’s something almost poetic about the fact that I’ve spent so much of my life studying and writing about the Presidents and Presidency and that my birthday (January 20th in case you’re planning parties and gifts) is actually Inauguration Day, right?  Is “poetic” the right word, or “creepy”? 

Well, either way, I know that I’m not really POTUS material, although I’d love to hear what other Presidents would say about me.  And, yes, this has just been a clumsy way to sneak in a plug for my new book, Tributes and Trash Talk: What Our Presidents Said About Each Other, which is available RIGHT NOW.  Featuring over 350 pages of candid comments by the Presidents about their fellow Chief Executives, Tributes and Trash Talk is full of remarkable quotes about every American President from George Washington to Barack Obama (and even Confederate President Jefferson Davis).

For just $6.99 you can get Tributes and Trash Talk instantly from Amazon for your Kindle, iPhone, or iPad.  If you don’t have a Kindle, you can download Amazon’s Kindle app for FREE, buy my book, and read it on your smart phone, your tablet, your laptop, or your desktop.  It’s simple, it’s fun, it looks great, and it’s completely worth it.  If you have a NOOK, you can get Tributes and Trash Talk from Barnes & Noble quickly and easily for the same low price!

Did you forget to buy a Christmas gift for the history buff in your family?  Did you not get the book that you had on your wish list?  Do you want to support your old Tumblr buddy Anthony and be able to tell everyone how cool you are by showing off a new book and saying that you know the author?  If so, get your copy of Tributes and Trash Talk right now!

(And, if not, get yourself a copy of Tributes and Trash Talk anyway.)

Asker Anonymous Asks:
Will Tributes and Trash Talk be available in paperback anytime soon? I've been meaning to get the book, but I'm not a particular fan of buying ebooks.
deadpresidents deadpresidents Said:

I totally understand.  I love having a book in my hand and being able to flip through the pages and seeing it up on my bookshelves (or, in stacks of books on my floor since I fill up my shelves so quickly).  It’s tough to love an e-book.

Unfortunately, there are no plans right now for printed copies of Tributes and Trash Talk.  Believe me, I’d love to have it available in every possible way and I’m working hard to have my next book available in print and in e-book format.  But, this first edition of Tributes and Trash Talk will only be available as an e-book.  My plan is to update the book every year or two, so I hope to see it in print sometime in the future.

If you don’t have an actual Kindle or NOOK device, there is the option of downloading Amazon’s FREE Kindle app for your phone, your tablet, or your laptop/desktop (Mac or PC).  I know it’s not the same as having a book in your hands, but Tributes and Trash Talklooks pretty good when you read it via that free app.  You can even read it through your browser after downloading the Kindle app and buying the book.

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Many of you asked about it yesterday, so I’m happy to report that my new book, Tributes and Trash Talk: What Our Presidents Said About Each Other, is now available for sale for your NOOK device via Barnes & Noble.  The book features over 350 pages of remarkable quotes (ranging from insightful and poignant to hilarious and downright mean-spirited) by American Presidents about the other members of their exclusive fraternity.  Every President from George Washington to Barack Obama is represented, and I even included what some of the Presidents thought about their Confederate counterpart, Jefferson Davis.  I’m proud of the collection that I’ve put together in Tributes and Trash Talk and think that you will enjoy it, too.  And, at just $6.99, it’s a bargain for the information and entertainment you’ll get from the book!  So, if you’re a NOOK user, you can get the book instantly from Barnes & Noble’s website.

Of course, if you don’t have a NOOK, you can still get Tributes and Trash Talk just as quickly and easily for your Kindle, iPhone, or iPad via Amazon.  If you don’t have an e-reader, you can still get my book.  Just download the Kindle app for FREE for your phone, your tablet, your laptop, or your desktop and then you can make Tributes and Trash Talk: What Our Presidents Said About Each Other the first book in your e-library!

One last note:  I want to sincerely thank everybody who has supported this book and this blog in any way.  When I chose to publish Tributes and Trash Talk this way, I did so because I know how loyal and supportive my followers have always been here on Tumblr.  I recognized that I was fortunate enough to have a built-in audience that I felt would support a book release.  I have not been disappointed.  Thanks to everyone who has bought a book already and to those of you who are planning on doing so.  I’m also thankful to those of you who reblogged my posts about the book, shared it on Facebook or Twitter, and said kind things about me when doing so.  I genuinely appreciate it.  There will be more book releases like this from me and, as in this case, whenever I am able to control the price, I will strive to always make my books affordable to show how grateful I am to my readers.  

Seriously, thank you.

(Oh, and go ahead and buy more copies of Tributes and Trash Talk.)

I’m not sure if I mentioned it or not tonight, but I wrote a book that you can purchase and begin reading instantlyTributes and Trash Talk: What Our Presidents Said About Each Other is a fascinating collection of remarkable, candid, insightful, and sometimes downright mean-spirited and nasty quotes by the Presidents about the other members of their exclusive fraternity. 

For just $6.99, you’ll find over 350 pages of American Presidents talking about their predecessors and successors, from George Washington to Barack Obama.  You’ll even find quotes by the Presidents about Confederate President Jefferson Davis.  Any fan of Dead Presidents or history will enjoy Tributes and Trash TalkYou can buy my book right now from Amazon for your Kindle, iPhone, or iPad.  It’s Christmas, so purchase Tributes and Trash Talk for the history buff in your family, or buy it for yourself because you deserve it!  Or buy it for Rudolph’s cross-eyed ass and his goofy red nose or for all those ghetto things that nobody wants to play with from the Island of Misfit Toys.  Get Tributes and Trash Talk right now and see how many different Presidents refer to Richard Nixon as a “son of a bitch”!  This book is such a bargain at $6.99 that I’m going to buy a copy for myself even though I wrote it!

Oh, and check out Betsy Dye’s badass cover art for Tributes and Trash Talk — yet another reason to buy the book RIGHT NOW:

Thank you for the holiday wishes!

If you are looking to get my new book, Tributes and Trash Talk: What Our Presidents Said About Each Other, for the Nook, it should be available via the Barnes & Noble website soon — hopefully, later tonight, actually.  For some reason, Barnes & Noble takes a while longer to process than Amazon.  For Nook owners, I’ll be sure to plug that link approximately 639,000 times when it goes live.

Otherwise, you can get Tributes and Trash Talk immediately from Amazon for your Kindle, iPhone, or iPad.  I know that I have been shamelessly promoting my book, but I’m pretty damn excited about finally getting it out there, especially because of Betsy’s badass cover art.  Plus, I worked hard on it and think that it truly is a bargain — over 350 pages of remarkable quotes by Presidents about Presidents for just $6.99! 

I’m really pushing Tributes and Trash Talk because a solid amount of sales over the next 72 hours will be helpful for two other projects that I have in the pipeline — one of which is a “real”, printed copy of a book with a heavy influence on my original writing (essays on the Presidency that have never been published before).  I know that I’m a little biased since it’s my book, but if I wasn’t the person who wrote Tributes and Trash Talk, I’d be incredibly excited to read it.  Buy it as a Christmas gift for a history buff or a Christmas gift for yourself.  Hell, buy it as a Christmas gift for me!

I am excited and proud to announce that my book, Tributes and Trash Talk: What Our Presidents Said About Each Other, is available for purchase right now!  That’s right…I wrote a book and you can buy it this very moment!

Maybe you’re searching for a last-minute gift for a history-lover or want to buy yourself a little gift (I think you deserve it).  Maybe you just want to support Dead Presidents and your old buddy Anthony.  You don’t need an excuse, you just need $6.99 to get Tributes and Trash Talk instantly via Amazon for your Kindle, iPhone, or iPad.

Tributes and Trash Talk is a fascinating collection of remarkable quotes by the small group of Americans who have occupied the Presidency about the other members of their exclusive fraternity, from George Washington to Barack Obama (and even including Confederate President Jefferson Davis).  I’m extremely excited to publish this book, and grateful for the support that I know I can count on from my fellow Presidential history buffs here on Tumblr.

With over 350 pages of candid, sometimes poignant, often caustic commentary by the Presidents about the Presidents, Tributes and Trash Talk: What Our Presidents Said About Each Other is a bargain and an insightful look at how our nation’s Chief Executive felt about one another.  Buy it instantly from Amazon for your Kindle, iPhone, or iPad.  If you have a Nook, the book should be available from Barnes & Noble later tonight and I’ll be sure to share that link when it goes live.

Get it now!  (Please!)

I am proud and excited to share with everyone the cover to my new book, TRIBUTES AND TRASH TALK: What Our Presidents Said About Each Other, which will be available this week on Amazon.

I’m also incredibly fortunate to have had the immensely talented and all-around amazing Betsy Dye design the cover, which is beyond anything I could have imagined, let alone created myself.  Betsy’s on Tumblr and currently putting together her graphic design website portfolio.  Artistically, she is a magician.  Betsy also happens to be the personification of the words “lovely” and “awesome”.

More to come this week as we approach the release date of TRIBUTES AND TRASH TALK!