Historians have generally ranked John Tyler as one of the least successful chief executives, despite achievements such as the WebsterAshburton treaty, which heralded improved relations with Great Britain, and the annexation of Texas. Why did Tyler pursue what appears to have been a politically selfdestructive course with regard to both his first party, the Democrats, and his later political alliance, the Whigs? Monroe has set out to explain the b...
By R. Daniel Monroe
Hardcover: 264 pages
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press; 1 edition (February 5, 2003)
Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 1 x 9.2 inches
Amazon Rank: 1591454
Format: PDF Text djvu book
John Tyler may not be the most intriguing of our Presidents, as even in his own time he was discarded and written off. Yet, Dan Monroe captures why this man should be studied and understood for what he was and what about both his character and his v