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John Tyler : the accidental president

Author: Edward P Crapol
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : Biography : English
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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 the tenth President of the United States, [the author] challenges previous depictions of Tyler as a die-hard advocate of states' rights, limited government, and a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: John Tyler; John Tyler
Material Type: Biography, Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Edward P Crapol
OCLC Number: 131284618
Notes: Originally published: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2006.
Description: Sound disc : digital, mono. ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Introduction --
Forewarned, forearmed --
Visions of national destiny --
Defending slavery --
Avoiding war and preserving peace --
Pacific visions --
Texas --
Retirement and secession --
Conclusion: Precedents and legacies.
Responsibility: Edward P. Crapol.

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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." In this biography, the author challenges previous  Read more...

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"The best study yet of Tyler's presidency and his important legacies....Any study of late Jacksonian America must now include Crapol's brilliant study."--"Pacific Historical Review"

 
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