John Tyler Biography

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    cvinquist0
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    Just finished the course and you’ve got my curiosity piqued on John Tyler. Can you recommend a good biography on him to read?

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    gutzmank
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    Easily the best is Chitwood’s. Although it overlooks some evidence, it depicts Tyler as a cradle Jeffersonian, which is how I understand him.

    May is a very pedestrian account, and Crapol is hostile. Seager devotes abundant attention to his wife, etc., which I find uninteresting.

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    wpotting
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    The book, “Recarving Rushmore” has a lot of good insights on Tyler as well as all of the other presidents. Very good and interesting read.

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    gutzmank
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    Sure, but it ranks him the best president ever, it only gives Tyler six pages.

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