John Tyler, the Accidental President

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Univ of North Carolina Press, Oct 1, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 344 pages
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The first vice president to become president on the death of the incumbent, John Tyler (1790-1862) was derided by critics as "His Accidency." Yet he proved to be a bold leader who used the malleable executive system to his advantage. In this biography of
  

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User Review  - everfresh1 - LibraryThing

I have the same gripes that other reviewers mentioned: repeats, lack of chronological narrative (each chapter is rather an essay on specific aspect of Tyler's policy). I can't really call this book a ... Read full review

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User Review  - Robert Jones - Goodreads

Written just well enough to make this an interesting read, but not quite well enough to call it a truly pleasant one. I was particularly intrigued with the book's organization; rather than adhering to ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
1 Forewarned Forearmed
7
2 Visions of National Destiny
29
3 Defending Slavery
57
4 Avoiding War Preserving Peace
89
5 Pacific Visions
129
6 Texas
175
7 Retirement Secession
223
Precedents Legacies
267
Notes
285
Bibliography
301
Acknowledgments
321
Index
323
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Presidential Portraits
Philip B. Secor
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