Reply To: Biography of John Tyler…suggestions?


and Tyler too, by Robert Seager II

I just unearthed this book in my collection.

I’ve never read it and have had it for many years.

The notes say he was one of our most underrated Presidents BUT the author’s preface says Tyler was a fan of states rights and a strict constitutionalist to which the author says that these ideas were not in the best interests of the United States “at the time”

The author also notes that Tyler opposed the national bank which the author thinks was needed. The author states that he tried to write the book in a tone that was not “hostile or patronizing”

The author goes on to say he was not a successful president and could have become one if he dropped the states rights and anti bank stuff!
I will take a read of this book and see how it is..