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Accidental presidents : death, assassination, resignation, and democratic succession

Philip Abbott

1st ed.. 2008

Available at UDM McNichols Campus Library  UDM McNichols Library Stacks  (E 176.49 .A33 2008 )()

  • Title:
    Accidental presidents : death, assassination, resignation, and democratic succession
  • Author: Philip Abbott
  • Description: Succession and democratic theory -- John Tyler: "I can never consent to being dictated to" -- Millard Fillmore: "God save us from Whig vice presidents" -- Andrew Johnson : "I care not about my dignity" -- Theodore Roosevelt: "There's only one life between that madman and the presidency" -- Chester A. Arthur: "He isn't Chet anymore, he's the president" -- Harry S. Truman: "I felt like the moon, the stars, and all the planets had fallen on me" -- Lyndon Baines Johnson: "For millions of Americans I was still illegitimate, a naked man with no presidential covering, a pretender to the throne, an illegal usurper" -- Calvin Coolidge: "I thought I could swing it" -- Gerald Ford: "I am acutely aware that you have not elected me as your president" -- Conclusion: Refounding succession.
  • Local Note: acq2009his
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan
  • Format: 233 p. : ill ; 22 cm.
  • Identifier: ISBN 9780230607668;ISBN 0230607667
  • Subjects: Vice-Presidents -- United States -- Biography; Presidents -- United States -- Biography; Presidents -- Succession -- United States
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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