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John Tyler: A President of Many Firsts [Paperback]

Jane C. Walker

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  • Paperback: 56 pages
  • Publisher: McDonald & Woodward Publishing Company, US (1 April 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0939923815
  • ISBN-13: 978-0939923816
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 15.4 x 23.2 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,857,442 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is a concise, lively, and well-illustrated biography of the tenth president of the United States. This book reviews many of the 'firsts' associated with the life and presidency of John Tyler, and describes how the issues and conflicts of John Tyler's presidency affected the man and came to shape the identity of the new American nation.

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The catchy slogan "Tippecanoe and Tyler, Too" helped Tippecanoe's war hero, William Henry Harrison, win the United States presidential election in 1840. Read the first page
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2.0 out of 5 stars An overpriced pamphlet 3 Dec 2001
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This expensive booklet of less than 70 pages (including many illustrations) is intended as a souvenir of Tyler's restored plantation house. (Incredibly, although Tyler was born in 1790, the restorer is a grandson, still alive at the time of publication in 2001.) The pamphlet, based completely on secondary sources, is deliberately uncritical and minimizes the more unsavory features of Tyler's presidency. The three-page sketch in American National Biography provides a far more accurate understanding of the tenth president and his administration.
1.0 out of 5 stars A Tiny Work 26 May 2014
By Steven D. Miller - Published on Amazon.com
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The author states in the Acknowledgements, "For the past three years I have thoroughly enjoyed researching and writing this biography of John Tyler." I turn from that to the last page--page 51--and wonder how the author managed to spend three years on a 50-page book. This book appears to be written for perhaps the second-grade level. The first few pages gave me sufficient reason to put this book down and look for another on Tyler.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Lineage 21 Oct 2007
By Bonnie W. Baggett - Published on Amazon.com
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I was hoping for more family history with this book. I've been looking for years for Pres. Tyler's parents, his father's siblings and forward ancestry, in hopes to open a snag I have in my mom's Tyler line, as her ggrandfather was a first cousin to Pres. Tyler, as my grandfather and siblings often stated. Maybe this John and mom's ggranfathers were brothers or their fathers were connected. I just need a better lineage.
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