Seager, Robert, II. And Tyler Too: A Biography of John and Julia Gardiner Tyler, 1st ed.
Seager, Robert, II. And Tyler Too: A Biography of John and Julia Gardiner Tyler. New York: 1963. 1st Edition, 681p.
Dubbed “His Accidency” by his detractors, John Tyler was the first Vice President to be elevated to the office of President by the death of his predecessor.
When the first southern states seceded in 1861, Tyler led a compromise movement; failing, he worked to create the Southern Confederacy. He died in 1862, a member of the Confederate House of Representatives.
This standard biography of Tyler remains unsurpassed. With fine narrative skill, Seager tells the story of this rigidly honorable Virginian, who believed in slavery, state’s rights, and secession. His beautiful, determined wife was one of the great belles of the century.
An important title for any collection of American presidential biography. Rebound in 1/2 gray morocco, raised bands, top edge gilt; excellent; matching custom slipcase.