The first “accidental president,” whose secret maneuverings brought Texas into the Union and set secession in motion.
When William Henry Harrison died in April 1841, just one month after his inauguration, Vice President John Tyler assumed the presidency. It was a controversial move by... read more
Prologue: The Instrument of a New Test
1. The High Road to Fame
2. The Sentinel
3. Tippecanoe and Tyler Too
4. Amid Earthquake and Tornado
5. Abused as Never Before
6. The Luster
7. The Captain's Bride
8. No Rest
Epilogue: A Matter Very Near to My Heart
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