John Tyler: A Rare Career


Lyle Nelson
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Series: First Men, America’s Presidents
BISAC: BIO011000

This book describes the life of the tenth president, John Tyler, who evoked mixed feelings amongst the public as to his competency and administrative judgments. He was believed by some to be of talents not above ‘mediocrity’ and rooted in passions and vices of slavery while others believed him to be unaffected and dedicated to the needs of the country. This book is an interesting portrait of a somewhat orthodox man who, to some seemed too ‘ordinary’, and his popularity was a divided one.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

(Barbara Bennett Peterson)



Chapter 1 – Birth, Family, School and Jefferson for Dinner, pp.1-10

Chapter 2 – Marriage and Political Pursuits, pp.11-22

Chapter 3 – Tyler Becomes Vice President, pp.23-28

Chapter 4 – The Election of 1840, pp.29-34

Chapter 5 – Tyler’s Firm Grip, pp.35-62

Chapter 6 – Mexican Showdown or Impeachment?, pp.63-106

Chapter 7 – Texas Is the Issue, pp.107-134

Chapter 8 – A Second Marriage, Potholes, Births and Travel, pp.135-144

Chapter 9 – Peaceful Interlude, Then Storm Warnings, pp.145-156

Chapter 10 – In Confederate Ranks, pp.157-170

Bibliography, pp.171-178

Index, pp.179

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