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John Tyler

Author: Gary May
Publisher: New York : Times Books/Henry Holt and Co., 2008.
Series: American presidents series (Times Books (Firm))
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Traces the events of the tenth executive leader's presidency from his unexpected ascent after the premature death of William Henry Harrison and unpopular veto of a proposed Bank of the United States to his indirect role in promoting secession.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: John Tyler; John Tyler; John (Politiker) Tyler; John Tyler
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gary May
ISBN: 9780805082388 0805082387
OCLC Number: 226213269
Description: xviii, 183 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: High road to fame --
Sentinel --
Tippecanoe and Tyler too --
Amid earthquake and tornado --
Abused as never before --
Luster --
Captain's bride --
No rest --
Epilogue: a matter very near to my heart --
Notes --
Milestones --
Selected bibliography --
Acknowledgments --
Index.
Series Title: American presidents series (Times Books (Firm))
Responsibility: Gary May.
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In this biographical account of the first "accidental president," May sheds new light on Tyler's controversial presidency, which saw him set aside his dedication to the Constitution to gain his two  Read more...

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